The School of Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics (KHA) offers programs and courses for every student at IVC. For those seeking transfer and career opportunities, KHA provides instruction for students wishing to prepare for professional careers in Teaching (physical education in the K-12 and Adapted areas) and related disciplines in Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness, Health Sciences and Sports Psychology. Kinesiology is an integrative discipline that focuses on the various components and processes of human movement related to physical activity and sport, incorporating the areas of human anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, history, and sociology.


The School of Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics at Irvine Valley College provides opportunities for students in the concepts of lifelong fitness and health. Students not only exercise but also are introduced to topics related to exercise such as the physiology of the body, nutrition, injury prevention, and health enhancement. The program serves all students, regardless of age, fitness level, or previous experience. Classes are offered in cardiovascular fitness, individual/paired sports, intramurals, intercollegiate athletics, team sports, and physical training. The school also provides special services courses for physically challenged individuals seeking corrective and rehabilitative exercise. All activity classes are designed not only to provide for physiological development but also to educate students about the principles involved in that process and to introduce them to the related topics of nutrition, injury prevention, and health enhancement.


Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in kinesiology, recreation or leisure studies should consult with a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics. Those seeking employment in an industrial fitness/club fitness setting are advised to explore the fitness professional certificate program. This one-year program is designed to qualify students to serve as personal trainers, aerobics instructors, and/or strength-training instructors. Those who pursue this program will be educated in the principles of exercise science that apply to fitness evaluation, exercise recommendation, and application of appropriate exercise methods.

Cost & Fees

ALL fees are subject to change. Registration is not complete until all required course fees have been paid.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
46 USD
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