Kinesiology and Athletics Department
Welcome to the Kinesiology & Athletics program at Santa Monica College!
The Department of Kinesiology establishes a foundation and understanding of practices of well-being and movement across the lifespan within the context of a diverse and changing society.
We aspire to be a premier kinesiology department known for our craft of explanation, demonstration and application of high quality knowledge related to human physical activity, health and wellness across the sub disciplines of kinesiology.
The Department of Kinesiology & Athletics provides a multi-disciplinary program, which educates through movement and physical activity. This program serves as a fundamental component to the comprehensive college experience with regard to values in self-awareness and practice. The curriculum develops and nurtures the “whole” student and supports them in exploring life tools for activity and wellness. The intent is that students will be empowered through their educational experience to make decisions throughout their lives that support a balanced and holistic lifestyle.
What can you do with a Kinesiology major?
NOTE: The majority of career options the field of Kinesiology require additional education; 4-year or graduate degrees and agency specific certifications. Please speak with a KIN faculty member for more insight to the areas below.
Health Educator, Teacher, K-12, Community College, University
Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Corporate Fitness and Wellness, Special Populations
Health Fitness Medicine
Exercise Physiologist, Nurse, Dietitian, Physican’s Assistant, Osteopathic Physician, Chiropractor
Health Fitness Rehabilitation
Athletic Trainer, Certified Prosthetist, Ergonomics R&D, Physical/Occupational Therapist, Recreation Therapist.
Coaching (high school, community college, university), Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Director, Sports Marketing, Public Relations, Sports Officiating