Exercise Science

Associate in Arts Degree (AA)

Program Information

The Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health Education, Mathematics, Nutrition, and Science courses provide a framework around which Kinesiology-Exercise students may structure a program to prepare them for transfer to a four year institution. Students are encouraged to refer to requirements from their designated transfer institution to assist them in planning their specific program of study.

Career Opportunities

Most career options require a Bachelor’s degree. Once a Bachelor’s degree is obtained, career opportunities include teaching, coaching, various recreation positions, various health careers, and athletic administration in elementary and secondary schools and colleges.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of human development, both normal and abnormal, and the implications for program design.
  • identify and apply standards required by the profession of choice.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of the human body and how its various systems respond.
  • demonstrate oral and written competence in the major field.
  • develop and articulate a statement of values or code of ethics related to the major that reflects one’s respect for different ideas, peoples, and cultures and an understanding of the responsible uses of technology.
  • demonstrate continued personal and professional development by reviewing current literature, participating in associations, or sharing knowledge and experience with others.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

The Kinesiology–Exercise Science Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.