The discipline of kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity as it relates to health, society, and quality of life. Our field is designed to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze movement and develop a comprehensive physical fitness program. This degree is valuable for students that are interested in employment in physical therapy, applied fitness, exercise science, physical education, and sport studies.
Physical Education is both an activity curriculum and an academic area of study emphasizing the physical and psychological aspects of human movement and performance. Exercise, activity, and sports are an important component in the development of well-rounded individuals interested in physical and mental well-being and the productive use of leisure time.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
(4 attempts within a related-content group/each course 1 time for credit)
|PE-112A||Beginning Step Aerobics||1|
|PE-113||Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)||1|
|PE-119B||Intermediate Fitness Walking||2|
|PE-133||Individual and Group Sports: Basketball||1|
|PE-137||Individual and Group Sports: Soccer||1|
|PE-134||Introduction to Volleyball (formerly Individual and Group Sports: Volleyball)||1|
|PE-114A||Strength Training: Circuit||1|
|PE-114B||Strength Training: Free Weights||1|
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- Explore and prepare for educational and career options in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Athletic Coaching.
- Explore the anatomical, biomechanical and physiological components of human movement. • Design and perform a safe and appropriate exercise program to increase and measure the five components of fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, body composition) for diverse populations.
- Design and perform a safe and appropriate practice program to increase and measure the six components of sport performance (agility, balance, ordination, speed, reaction time and power) for diverse populations.
- Apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to customize the principles of exercise, nutrition, and behavioral modification to create a long-term sustainable healthy lifestyle.
- Demonstrate proficiency, knowledge, skills and abilities to compete in various individual and team sports as an athlete, official, or a coach.
- Develop the body, mind, social connections and spirit through human movement.
- Develop and write an effective plan of initial treatment, rehabilitation, and preventative care for common athletic injuries and other emergency situations.
- Examine and critique scientific literature, exercise methods, services and products, and understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey findings both orally and in writing.
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Health Education Teacher K-12 (B)||$33,645-$78,615||15,241|
|Adapted Physical Education Specialists (B, M)||$40,825-$110,128||269|
|Coaches and Scouts (A, B, M)||$21,844-91,925||4,782|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)