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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

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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    • Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

      Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

      SOC Career Code: 11-9039.02

      Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $75.62

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $93,591.51
      Annual Job Openings
      1,294

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Biostatisticians

      Biostatisticians

      SOC Career Code: 15-2041.01

      Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.58

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $106,154.40
      Annual Job Openings
      659

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Exercise Physiologists

      Exercise Physiologists

      SOC Career Code: 29-1128.00

      Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $91.98

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $62,516.13
      Annual Job Openings
      131

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Athletic Trainers

      Athletic Trainers

      SOC Career Code: 29-9091.00

      Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.32

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $56,428.51
      Annual Job Openings
      198

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

      Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

      SOC Career Code: 39-9031.00

      Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $43.48

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,508.67
      Annual Job Openings
      10,384

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Kinesiology and Wellness Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

    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
    DN-T 18
    Introduction to Dance
    DN-T 20
    History and Appreciation of Dance
    KIN 3
    First Aid and CPR
    or KIN 5
    Advanced First Aid/CPR/Emergency Response
    KIN 13
    Sports Officiating
    KIN 17
    Introduction to Kinesiology
    KIN 19
    Introduction to Care/Prevention of Activity/Sports -Related Injuries
    KIN 34
    Fitness for Living
    KIN 39
    Techniques of Fitness Testing
    KIN 44
    Theory of Coaching
    Cluster 2: Scientific and Nutrition Background
    Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:3
    ANAT 10A
    Introductory Human Anatomy
    or ANAT 35
    Human Anatomy
    ANAT 10B
    Introductory Human Physiology
    or ANAT 36
    Human Physiology
    ANAT 35
    Human Anatomy
    ANAT 36
    Human Physiology
    BIOL 1
    General Biology
    BIOL 4
    Biology for Majors
    or BIOL 4H
    Biology for Majors - Honors
    BIOL 5
    Contemporary Health Issues
    BIOL 13
    Human Reproduction, Development and Aging
    CHEM 10
    Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
    CHEM 40
    Introduction to General Chemistry
    CHEM 50
    General Chemistry I
    or CHEM 50H
    General Chemistry I - Honors
    MICR 1
    Principles of Microbiology
    MICR 22
    Microbiology
    NF 10
    Nutrition for Health and Wellness
    or NF 12
    Sports Nutrition
    NF 25
    Introduction to Nutrition Science
    or NF 25H
    Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
    PHYS 1
    Physics
    PHYS 2AG
    General Physics
    PSYC 1B
    Biological Psychology
    Cluster 3: Behavioral Development and Diversity
    Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:3
    ANTH 5
    Cultural Anthropology
    CHLD 1
    Child, Family, School and Community
    CHLD 10
    Child Growth and Lifespan Development
    or CHLD 10H
    Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    CHLD 11
    Child and Adolescent Development
    COUN 2
    College Success Strategies
    COUN 5
    Career and Life Planning
    PSYC 1A
    Introduction to Psychology
    or PSYC 1AH
    Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    PSYC 3
    Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
    PSYC 14
    Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 15
    Introduction to Child Psychology
    PSYC 17
    Introduction to Human Services
    PSYC 26
    Psychology of Sexuality
    PSYC 33
    Psychology for Effective Living
    SOC 1
    Introduction to Sociology
    or SOC 1H
    Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    SOC 2
    Contemporary Social Problems
    or SOC 2H
    Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
    SOC 15
    Child Development
    SOC 20
    Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
    or SOC 20H
    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)
    DNCE 1
    Ballet Fundamentals
    DNCE 10
    Modern Fundamentals
    DNCE 17
    Jazz Fundamentals
    DNCE 28
    Theater Dance I
    DNCE 41
    Pilates I
    KINA 8A
    Swimming - Beginning
    KINF 10A
    Weight Training - Beginning
    KINF 34A
    Cardiorespiratory Training Beginning
    KINF 36A
    Circuit Training Beginning
    KINF 38A
    Aerobics-Beginning
    KINI 4A
    Badminton - Beginning
    KINI 18A
    Golf - Beginning
    KINI 29
    Self Defense and Martial Arts
    KINI 33A
    Kickboxing Beginning
    KINI 50A
    Yoga
    KINS 2A
    Basketball Beginning
    KINS 10A
    Beginning Soccer
    KINS 24A
    Volleyball - Beginning
    KINX 88
    Pre-Season Athletics
    KINX 99
    Off-Season Athletics
    KINL 2
    Physical Fitness for the Physically Limited
    KINL 18
    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 

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Contact: Liz WardTitle: Department ChairContact: eward@mtsac.edu

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