Kinesiology and Wellness Emphasis (AA Degree A8986)

Kinesiology Division 

An emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides the student with an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of human bodily movement. In addition to the foundational physical education and movement courses, students select courses from a scientific and nutrition and behavioral development and diversity cluster.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Cluster 1: Kinesiology, Movement, and Health Promotion
Choose a minimum of 6 units from the following:6
Introduction to Dance
History and Appreciation of Dance
First Aid and CPR
or KIN 5
Advanced First Aid/CPR/Emergency Response
Sports Officiating
Introduction to Kinesiology
Introduction to Care/Prevention of Activity/Sports -Related Injuries
Fitness for Living
Techniques of Fitness Testing
Theory of Coaching
Cluster 2: Scientific and Nutrition Background
Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:3
Introductory Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy
Introductory Human Physiology
Human Physiology
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
General Biology
Biology for Majors
Biology for Majors - Honors
Contemporary Health Issues
Human Reproduction, Development and Aging
Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
Introduction to General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I - Honors
Principles of Microbiology
Nutrition for Health and Wellness
or NF 12
Sports Nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
General Physics
Biological Psychology
Cluster 3: Behavioral Development and Diversity
Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:3
Cultural Anthropology
Child, Family, School and Community
Child Growth and Lifespan Development
Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
Child and Adolescent Development
College Success Strategies
Career and Life Planning
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Child Psychology
Introduction to Human Services
Psychology of Sexuality
Psychology for Effective Living
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Child Development
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
Required Electives
Activity Courses
Choose a minimum of two courses from the following: (these units count towards the 18 required for the degree 1 - 5.5 units)
Ballet Fundamentals
Modern Fundamentals
Jazz Fundamentals
Theater Dance I
Pilates I
Swimming - Beginning
Weight Training - Beginning
Cardiorespiratory Training Beginning
Circuit Training Beginning
Aerobics - Beginning
Badminton - Beginning
Golf - Beginning
Self Defense and Martial Arts
Kickboxing Beginning
Basketball Beginning
Beginning Soccer
Volleyball - Beginning
Pre-Season Athletics
Off-Season Athletics
Physical Fitness for the Physically Limited
Weight Training for the Physically Limited
Must complete at least 18 units from clusters 1 – 3 including activity courses.
For Area of Emphasis
Total Units 18

Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance Website 

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Have an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of human bodily movement.
  • Have an understanding of Anatomy, Nutrition as well as Behavior Development as it applies to Kinesiology.
  • Be able to demonstrate competence in several activities.
  • Be provided with an opportunity to prepare for transfer or a career in the field of human movement and wellness.
  • Be able to examine personal health-related behavioral patterns, select goals, and formulate appropriate health and fitness strategies. 

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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