The LBCC Kinesiology Program will provide you with relevant educational opportunities, prepare you to make healthy choices throughout your lifespan and develop your career opportunities. Choosing Kinesiology for a class or as a major provides you with the ability to explore movement and investigate wellness. Undergirding the entire Kinesiology program is the concept that the study of exercise is relevant to almost any human endeavor. You will not only exercise but also will be introduced to topics related to exercise such as movement mechanics, nutrition, injury prevention, and wellness enhancement. This program serves all students, regardless of age, fitness level, or previous experience.
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DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Kinesiology, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
Kinesiology, Associate in Arts (AA)
Personal Trainer, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)
Athletic Coaching, Certificate of Accomplishment (ACC)
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Do you enjoy sports, skilled movement activities, or exercise? Would you like to develop your own performance skills? Would you like to improve your physical well-being? You can by enrolling in a Kinesiology Activity Course.
Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Kinesiology activity courses will provide you with opportunities to gain current knowledge of physical fitness facts, healthful living practices, leisure time pursuits, stress management techniques, and to receive instruction in the skills necessary for your successful participation in activities necessary to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Most activity courses are offered for 1 unit credit each. Students may apply these course units toward fulfillment of various degree requirements, the local general education requirement, or add one to your schedule to reach a total unit value need. Activity courses are found in the schedule of classes under these headings.
- KINPF – Exercise/Physical Fitness
- KING – Sports and other Physical Skills
See the schedule of classes for more course information.
Students taking KINPP 23 have the opportunity to become certified in Standard First Aid and Personal Safety and receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificates granted by the American Red Cross.
Kinesiology has many practical applications leading to a variety of rewarding careers as a physical education teacher, athletic trainer, personal fitness trainer, athletic scout, lifeguard, or camp counselor. Applications in the sport and exercise industries include sports management and marketing, sports psychology, coaching, and specialized fitness training in the commercial health and fitness industry. Many kinesiology majors go on to graduate programs in exercise science and physical therapy.
- Athletic Administration
- Athletic Trainer
- Coaching at School or College
- Exercise Physiologist
- Fitness Instructor
- Occupational Therapist
- Personal Trainer
- Physical Education Teacher
- Physical Therapist
- Recreation Leader or Sports Director
- Rehabilitation Therapist
- Sports Management
- Sports Psychologist
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.
Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.
Who are the counselors for Kinesiology major?
Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.
How much does the program cost?
Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.
How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings?
To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).
For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.
How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?
You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.