Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Kinesiology and Wellness Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences A8986

Program: A8986
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 3.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3.0
DN-T 18 Introduction to Dance 3.0
DN-T 20 (or) History and Appreciation Dance
KIN 3 (or) First Aid and CPR
KIN 5 (or) Advanc First Aid/CPR/Emergency
KIN 13 (or) Sports Officiating
KIN 17 (or) Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 19 (or) Care/Preven-Act/Sport Injuries
KIN 34 (or) Fitness for Living
KIN 44 (or) Theory of Coaching
Total:   13.5
Certificate: Athletic Trainer Aid E0802 Completion of Cluster 1: KIN 3 or 5, KIN 29 One course from Physical Activity Cluster and KIN 34 w/additional elective KIN 92
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
SPCH 2 (or) Survey Communication Studies
SPCH 8 (or) Professional Speaking
Total:   4.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 4.0
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
ANAT 10A Introductory Human Anatomy 3.0
ANAT 35 (or) Human Anatomy
ANAT 10B (or) Introductory Human Physiology
ANAT 36 (or) Human Physiology
BIOL 1 (or) General Biology
BIOL 4 (or) Biology for Majors
BIOL 5 (or) Contemporary Health Issues
BIOL 13 (or) Human Reproduction Dev & Aging
CHEM 10 (or) Chemistry-Allied Health Majors
CHEM 40 (or) Introduction General Chemistry
CHEM 50 (or) General Chemistry I
MICR 1 (or) Principles of Microbiology
MICR 22 (or) Microbiology
NF 10 (or) Nutrition for Health & Wellnes
NF 25 (or) Intro to Nutrition Science
PHYS 1 (or) Physics
PHYS 2AG (or) General Physics
PSYC 1B (or) Biological Psychology
Total:   13.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
Total:   3.5
One course from Physical Activity Cluster
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   3.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   12.0
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Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100 or by completing READ 90.  Complete the online Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) at   

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.

Cluster 1: Kinesiology, Movement, and Health Promotion

Choose a minimum of 6 units from the following:

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:
 ANAT 10A  Introductory Human Anatomy
     or ANAT 35  Human Anatomy
ANAT 10B Introductory Human Physiology
   or ANAT 36  Human Physiology
BIOL 1 General Biology
BIOL 4 Biology for Majors
BIOL 5 Contemporary Health Issues
CHEM 10  Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
CHEM 40Introduction to General Chemistry
CHEM 50  General Chemistry I
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
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:
ANTH 5  Cultural Anthropology
CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development
CHLD 1  Child, Family, School and Community
CHLD 11   Child and Adolescent Development
COUN 2 College Success Strategies
COUN 5  Career and Life Planning
PSYC 1A  Introduction to Psychology
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
SOC 2 Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 15   Child Development
SOC 20  Introduction to Race and Ethnicity

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.


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