Associate of Arts in Kinesiology and Wellness

General

Program Description

An emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides the student with an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of the 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.

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

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Have an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of the human bodily movement.
  • Have an understanding of Anatomy, Nutrition as well as Behavior Development as it applies to Kinesiology.
  • Be able to demonstrate competence in several activities.
  • Be provided with an opportunity to prepare for transfer or a career in the field of human movement and wellness.
  • Be able to examine personal health-related behavioral patterns, select goals, and formulate appropriate health and fitness strategies.

Career Services

Career Services provides employment assistance and opportunities for Mt. SAC students and alumni. To accomplish this, we partner directly with local employers and help them find qualified candidates. We also offer a variety of services to assist Mt. SAC students and alumni including but not limited to;

Explore careers:
  • Check out internet resources to research potential careers, labor market information and more!
  • Explore our career resources library and computer lab.
Acquire employment skills:
  • Attend workshops on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, mock interviews, career-specific topics and more.
  • Get a one-on-one resume, cover letter, interviewing and general job search assistance with one of our career specialists.
Gain experience:
  • Participate in the Disney College Program.
  • Find internships.
And get a job!
  • Search hundreds of job postings updated daily via Mountie CareerSource.
  • Schedule an on-campus interview with employers.
  • Attend our career fairs.

Admissions

Any person who is 18 years old and not currently enrolled in High School or any person possessing a high school diploma or its equivalent is eligible for admission to Mt. San Antonio College. Admission to Mt. San Antonio College includes the filing of an application for admission by the student and the filing of transcripts from high school or college(s) the student previously attended. It is the student’s responsibility to request official transcripts from the last high school attended and any college(s) attended. Transcripts will be reviewed to determine eligibility for courses at Mt. SAC.

Last updated Dec 2019

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