Degrees & Certificates
Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
Kinesiology is an academic area of study concerned with human movement and physical activity. The field of Kinesiology includes a variety of sub-disciplines including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and motor learning, physical education, exercise & sport psychology, and the sociocultural study of movement. Entry-level employment opportunities in the field include: coaching, personal or group training, fitness instruction, fitness specialists, physical therapy assistants, recreation, as well as managerial positions in athletics and recreation centers.
The AA-T Kinesiology prepares students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in Kinesiology; and similar degrees including Exercise Science, Physical Education, Pre-Physical Therapy/Therapeutic Studies, Athletic Training, Coaching and Fitness Management. Advanced degrees in Kinesiology lead to employment opportunities in athletic training, sports management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, teaching physical education, cardiac rehabilitation, coaching, and further study in health/medical fields.
The Kinesiology program also offers students an opportunity to enrich their education with emphasis on physical activity and improved physical well-being.
About the Certificate
The Fitness Instructor Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to be employed in the area of fitness training as personal trainers/instructors and as group fitness instructors. The courses that are offered in the certificate are to prepare students to sit for a nationally recognized fitness organization and will provide a strong foundation in the field of Kinesiology. Students who have successfully completed BIO 7A and BIO 7B may substitute them for BIO 50.
Upon successful completion of the certificate students can pursue careers as individual fitness instructors or personal trainers, and also as group fitness instructors. These entry levels positions are primarily offered in the private sector.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fitness Trainer, students are able to work in the field of personal trainers and as a group fitness instructor, and also identify a number of career options in the kinesiology field.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fitness Trainer, students are able to identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for personal health, locate health information related to behavior change processes, evaluate the credibility of those sources, and integrate and apply scientific research into individual behavior change processes for clients.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fitness Trainer, students are able to develop and administer a safe and effective periodized exercise program designed for a client.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Fitness Trainer, students are
able to estimate heart rate, maximum heart rate and, target heart rate, and perform
CPR with AED and rescue breathing.
|BIO 50 Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|HEA 1 Introduction to Personal Health||3|
|KIN 6 Personal Trainer||3.5|
|KIN 30 Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|EMS 70 CPR for Health Care Providers||0.5|
|KIN AF1 Aerobic Fitness 1||1|
|KIN AF2 Aerobic Fitness 2||1|
|KIN BC1 Boot Camp for Flexibility & Core Development||1|
|KIN BC2 Boot Camp for Aerobic Conditioning||1|
|KIN BC3 Boot Camp for Power & Strength Training||1|
|KIN BX1 Box Aerobics 1||1|
|KIN BX2 Box Aerobics 2||1|
|KIN CT1 Circuit Training 1||1|
|KIN CYCL1 Cycling 1||1|
|KIN CYCL2 Cycling 2||1|
|KIN DA1 Dance Aerobics 1||1|
|KIN FC Fitness Center||1|
|KIN FD Fitness Development||1|
|KIN GBW1 Guts and Butts Workout 1||1|
|KIN HIT1 High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)||1|
|KIN PL1 Pilates 1||1|
|KIN PL2 Pilates 2||1|
|KIN SD1 Salsa Dance Aerobics 1||1|
|KIN WT1 Weight Training 1||1|
|KIN WT2 Weight Training 2||1|
|KIN WTW1 Women's Weight Training 1||1|
|KIN WTW2 Women's Weight Training 2||1|
|KIN ZUM1 Zumba Fitness Workout 1||1|
Updated: July 2022