Associate Degree in Science ­- Kinesiology

General

Program Description

Kinesiology at Parkland College offers several transfer specializations and certification pathways. The gateway course to the program is Introduction to Kinesiology (KIN 160), which examines the multitude of jobs that fall under the Kinesiology umbrella; use it to make an educated decision on your dream job and plan your coursework so you are qualified to obtain it.


Why study Kinesiology?

The fascinating field of kinesiology has a wide variety of opportunities including, but not limited to, athletic trainers, personal trainers, physical therapists, physical education instructors, exercise physiologists, and kinesiotherapists. The baby boomer generation and the obesity epidemic are driving forces that are going to ensure that jobs in the field are in high demand well into the future.

Kinesiology courses at Parkland provide hands-on experience working with the latest technology and equipment. Learn how to use Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen, the Polar Body Age system, Team System, heart-rate monitors, and many other systems.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty - never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.


Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-year colleges in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries.

The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees.



Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.


Why Choose Parkland College

  • Small class sizes and a personalized education
  • Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers
  • Complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university
  • In the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university
  • Around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities
  • A diverse international student population, more than 300 international students
  • Faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism
  • Stand out!


Kinesiology at Parkland College
offers several transfer specializations and certification pathways. The gateway course to the program is KIN160 (Introduction to Kinesiology), which examines the multitude of jobs that fall under the Kinesiology umbrella; use it to make an educated decision on your dream job and plan your coursework so you are qualified to obtain it. Our courses provide hands-­on experience working with the latest technology and equipment in labs: Learn how to use Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen, the Polar Body Age system, Team System, and heart­-rate monitors, for example.


Transfer specializations

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Kinesiology prepares you for transfer to a college or university where you can complete a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or physical education. At Parkland, you may choose one of four specializations:

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Management
  • Teaching and Coaching


Certifications

The Kinesiology curriculum also gives you the opportunity to earn certifications in personal fitness training and coaching. The Personal Fitness Training program is a 25 credit-­hour certificate program that culminates with the NSCA­CPT certification. The National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer is widely recognized as the gold standard in the industry.

The fascinating field of kinesiology has a wide variety of opportunities including but not limited to athletic trainers, personal trainers, physical therapists, physical education instructors, exercise physiologists, and kinesiotherapists.


The baby boomer generation and the obesity epidemic are driving forces that are going to ensure that the jobs in the field are in high demand well into the future. Complete your certifications now so you can work in the field and build your resume while you are in school!


Courses

  • BIO 120 Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • KIN 103* Exercise Fitness
  • KIN 101 Personal Training I
  • KIN 124 Golf I
  • KIN 262 Golf
  • KIN 141 Beginning Basketball
  • KIN 161 Basketball
  • KIN 147* Strength Training
  • KIN 168 Theory of Coaching
  • KIN 181 Health Education
  • KIN 183 First Aid and CPR
  • KIN 184 Introduction to Athletic Training
  • KIN 186 Introduction to Human Movement
  • KIN 201 Personal Training II
  • KIN 203* Exercise Fitness II
  • KIN 247* Strength Training II
  • KIN 263 Sports Officiating
  • KIN 288 Exercise Physiology









Last updated October 2019

About the School

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certif ... Read More

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of­-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. Read less