Kinesiology & Sports Science

Our Health and Human Performance (HHP) department offers two different degrees, as well as many individual courses for students interested in physical education for personal wellness or as a career.

The Kinesiology AA-T degree is intended for students who want to transfer to a university to pursue further study in fields such as exercise science, kinesiology, physical education credential programs, athletic training, sports medicine, sports administration, and other health related fields. 

Our Sports Science AA degree focuses on the principles of physical education, fitness and sports. It develops understanding of the impact of sports in society, as well as provides an introduction to sports psychology, basic first aid, injury prevention and treatment, and organization of physical education, fitness and athletic programs.

Core Sports Science classes may include:

  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Introduction to Sports Management
  • Movement-based Activity Courses (HHP)

Related electives include:

  • Health and Fitness Education
  • Sports Psychology
  • Women's Health Issues
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Safety and First Aid Education

Kinesiology & Sports Science Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate Level:
At the Bachelor Level:
At the Masters/Doctorate Level:
Rehabilitation Aide Athletic Trainer Physical Therapist
Personal Trainer Sports Information Director Athletic Director
Group Fitness Instructor Sports Agent/Scout Exercise Equipment Design
Prep for Massage Therapist K-12 Athletic Director Sports Psychologist
Sports Camp Leader  Recreation Coordinator Occupational Therapist
Youth Sports Coach Sports & Activities Program Director Recreational Therapist
Fitness Center Manager or Owner Exercise Physiologist Ergonomist

 Students successfully completing the Kinesiology Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Kinesiology or related fields. This AA-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see for details. We also offer transfer preparation to the  UC system, private, and out of state schools. Please see a  counselor to determine the best route for your specific goals.

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