Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, biomechanical, and psychological mechanisms of movement.
Career options for students who get a degree in kinesiology include: physical therapist, occupational therapist, athletic trainer, fitness trainer, school athletics coach, sports journalist, ergonomic researcher, professional sports manager, health club manager, and sports marketer.
Rachel capped her studies at Norco College with two associate degrees before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in health care management. Today, Rachel Spiegel manages a busy chiropractic corporation in Corona, using the knowledge and many of the skills she first acquired at Norco College.
“I’ve gone from the bottom as a part-time employee to becoming general manager,” Rachel said. “I see how employees are treated and how you can help improve work lives and programs within your business. Norco College was a stepping stone on my career path.”
Academic Programs in Kinesiology
The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
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Suggested Initial Coursework
|Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
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|Kinesiology for Transfer (ADT) - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School||MAP|
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|Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)||INFO|
|California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
|Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)|
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system