Kinesiology — a rapidly expanding field in the fitness and healthcare arena — is the study of human development, anatomy, physiology, mechanics, and motor learning.
Within each kinesiology subdiscipline, you learn about stressors — both positive and negative — that govern human performance. Class discussions focus on numerous clinical conditions, and the exercise, nutritional, and medical techniques you can use to prevent and control these problems.
Most career options in kinesiology require additional education, four-year or graduate degrees, and certification by specified agencies. SMC’s kinesiology courses prepare you for advanced studies in kinesiology, physical therapy, exercise physiology, sports medicine, and other related life science programs.
Many colleges/universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete the lower-division major requirements and the general education pattern for the specific transfer institution. SMC has articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as several private and out-of-state institutions.