Program: Kinesiology

Overview

Kinesiology

Kinesiology prepares students to be physical activity specialists who pursue careers in fitness, health, and medical settings (e.g. health clubs, rehabilitative exercise centers); educational settings (e.g. elementary and secondary schools); and community service agencies (e.g. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, neighborhood recreation centers). 

Applications of kinesiology in human health include physical education teacher, the rehabilitation professions, such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as applications in the sport and exercise industries. A bachelor’s degree in kinesiology can provide strong preparation for graduate study in biomedical research, as well as in professional programs, such as allied health and medicine.

Career Opportunities

Kinesiology prepares students to be physical activity specialists who pursue careers in fitness, health, and medical settings (e.g. health clubs, rehabilitative exercise centers); educational settings (e.g. elementary and secondary schools); and community service agencies (e.g. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, neighborhood recreation centers). 

Applications of kinesiology in human health include physical education teacher, the rehabilitation professions, such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as applications in the sport and exercise industries. Kinesiology is a field of scientific study and does not prepare individuals for clinical practice. A bachelor’s degree in kinesiology can provide strong preparation for graduate study in biomedical research, as well as in professional programs, such as allied health and medicine.

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.