Program: Kinesiology



The LBCC Kinesiology Program will provide you with relevant educational opportunities, prepare you to make healthy choices throughout your lifespan, and develop your career opportunities.  Choosing Kinesiology for a class or as a major provides you with the ability to explore movement and investigate wellness. Undergirding the entire Kinesiology program is the concept that the study of exercise is relevant to almost any human endeavor.  You will not only exercise but also will be introduced to topics related to exercise such as movement mechanics, nutrition, injury prevention, and wellness enhancement. This program serves all students, regardless of age, fitness level, or previous experience.

Career Opportunities

Kinesiology has many practical applications leading to a variety of rewarding careers as a physical education teacher, athletic trainer, personal fitness trainer, athletic scout, lifeguard, or camp counselor. Applications in the sport and exercise industries include sports management and marketing, sports psychology, coaching, and specialized fitness training in the commercial health and fitness industry.  Many kinesiology majors go on to graduate programs in exercise science and physical therapy.

Degrees & Certificates

Kinesiology (AA-T) Curriculum Guide
Kinesiology (AA + Cert.) Curriculum Guide

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Kinesiology 

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (A.A.-T.) degree is designed to prepare students with a general education in the principles, concepts, and methodologies of Kinesiology. This degree is designed to increase students’ awareness, understanding and knowledge of the broad range of career paths within the field of Kinesiology and to prepare them for seamless transfer to a California State University. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in skills needed in activities commonly included in a human movement program. 
  • Examine and evaluate physical activities and their relationship to wellness and fitness. 
  • Recognize various career opportunities in the field of human movement. 

Associate in Arts (AA), Kinesiology 

A Kinesiology Associates Degree prepares students for entry-level positions as physical activity specialists in fitness, health, and medical settings (i.e. health clubs, rehabilitative exercise centers, sports medicine clinics); educational settings (i.e. elementary and secondary schools); and community service agencies (e.g. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, neighborhood recreation centers, private and public camps). 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rules, strategies, techniques, and etiquette of various activities to promote lifelong fitness. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic aspects of a training/fitness program. 
  • Recognize various career opportunities in the field of human movement. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Athletic Coaching 

This certificate is recognized in the greater Long Beach area for enhanced employment opportunities in the field of coaching.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Develop a statement of philosophy for athletic coaching.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Personal Trainer 

This certificate prepares students for national certification testing and is recognized in the Greater Long Beach area for enhanced employment opportunities in the field of personal training.