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Kinesiology and Fitness Track Associate in Science Intended Major

Expected Certificate/Degree

Associate in Science

Program Description

Associates in Science (AS) degree represents the first two years of study for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree.

Program Requirements

Please note: A student's readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000 level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences below.

This is a typical Program Map; please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details. 

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Code Course Name Credits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
GEN ED Mathematics 3
GEN ED Sciences 3
GEN ED Global/Multicultural Studies 3
ELECTIVE PE Elective Choice 3
PHYS 2200, PHYS 2251* or PHYS 2254* Introduction to Physical Education or Living With Health or First Aid and CPR  

Total Credits: 15

Notes

If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

 
Code Course Name Credits
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
GEN ED Humanities/Fine Arts 3
GEN ED Social and Behavioral Science 3
ANAT 1551 or ANAT 1572 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver II 3
PHYS 2258 Science of Nutrition 3

Total Credits: 15

Notes

  • For SBS credit, the recommendation is a PSYCH or SOCIO course.
  • *PHYS 2258 also goes toward PE/Fitness certificate

 
Code Course Name Credits
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
GEN ED Humanities/Fine Arts 3
GEN ED Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
ANAT 1552 or 1573 Human Anatomy and Physiology II or Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver II 4
GEN ED Mathematics 3
PHYS 2261 Applied Kinesiology 3

Total Credits: 19

Notes

  • *For SBS credit, the recommendation is a PSYCH or SOCIO course.
  • *PHYS 2261 also goes toward PE/Fitness certificate

 
Code Course Name Credits
GEN ED Humanities/Fine Arts 3
GEN ED Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
GEN ED Sciences* 4
ELECTIVE Human Relations 3
PHYS 2263 Fitness Instructor Training-Personal (2) + activity course (1)** 3

Total Credits: 16

Notes

  • *Science must have a lab if not taken in previous semesters.
  • **Activity classes recommended are PHYS 1171, 1184, and 1131 (see PE advisor).

In general, this degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting school to pursue a bachelor's degree in a science or a science related field. General Education requirements shown below are minimums. Any credit earned above the minimum will be applied toward electives and the credit hour total.

General Education Core Curriculum: 31 Credits
  • Communications 9
  • Physical and Life Science  7
  • Mathematics 3
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 6
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6

Additional Coursework: 33 Credits 

  • Additional Science: Life or Physical Science (2 courses) 6
  • Additional Mathematics (1 course) 3
  • Electives 18+
  • Human Relations (1 course)
  • Global/Multicultural Studies or Contemporary Life Skills (1 course)

Minimum Total Credits: 64 Credits

 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various sub disciplines that make up the field of Physical Education/Kinesiology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various health issues currently facing today's society.
  • Explain the benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating as it relates to the dimensions of wellness and disease prevention.
  • Explain the components of physical fitness and steps to achieve each.
  • Use fitness evaluation tools to develop a personal fitness or exercise plan.
  • Evaluate stress levels and explain behaviors to manage stress, both in everyday life and in athletic situations.
  • Evaluate the validity of various health and fitness information sources.
  • Explain risk management, safety, and liability as it relates to fitness, sport activity, and facility.
  • Identify the concepts of sports management and sports marketing.

Contact Information

Social/Behavioral Sciences and the Library Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2010