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Kinesiology

Kinesiology involves the study of movement and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.

Kinesiology, Health and Wellness

In studying kinesiology, you will come to understand the body's physiological and biomechanical responses to exercise. Kinesiology faculty strive to educate and inspire our students on the importance of physical activity during the lifespan.

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Programs of Study

MVC offers lower-division, university-transferrable courses for four-year degree preparation, to fulfill general education requirements, and to fulfill the degree requirements of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Kinesiology (AA-T Kinesiology). Kinesiology also offers a certificate for fitness professionals.

Kinesiology for Transfer

Associate of Arts for Transfer (MAA890/MAA891)

The kinesiology associate degree for transfer will stimulate learning and provide necessary skills for the different options of study in the practical field of kinesiology. Students will have knowledge in diverse in topics such as health and fitness, wellness, personal training, pedagogy, sport coaching, and pre-physical therapy.

This degree will assist students with seamless transfer to a CSU.

Kinesiology, Health and Wellness

Associate of Arts (MAA498/MAA498B/MAA498C)

Kinesiology, Health and Wellness is a collection of courses that emphasize the principles for the growth and development of a healthy lifestyle. Students will acquire the knowledge and understanding problem solving strategies of these principles to integrate, apply and promote personal, individual or group behavior conducive to the maintenance or restoration of mental and physical wellness.

Fitness Professionals

Certificate (MCE989)

The Fitness Professionals Certificate program gives hands on training and
experience to students in preparation for a career in the growing field of fitness.

Students will be taught scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques of strength training, nutrition, and methods appropriate to establishing healthy behavior.

This program prepares candidates for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams.

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Kinesiology faculty strive to educate and inspire our students on the importance of physical activity during the lifespan.

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Kinesiology at MVC

Kinesiology varied academic and career pathways include a variety of positions in healthcare, wellness, physical therapy, sports and sports management, and more.

A selection of possible areas of focus with further study include:

  • Sports medicine
  • Coaching and teaching in physical education
  • Wellness
  • Ergonomics
  • Personal training
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Corporate fitness
  • Sports management and athletic administration
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports officiating
Course Number Course Name Units
KIN-4 Nutrition 3 units
KIN-10 Introduction to Kinesiology 3 units
KIN-12 Sport Psychology 3 units
KIN-30 First Aid and CPR 3 units
KIN-35 Foundations for Fitness & Wellness 3 units
KIN-43 Personal Training 3 units
KIN-44 Yoga Instructor Training 3 units
KIN-45 Group Fitness Instructor 3 units
KIN-A40 Karate (Beg, Int) 1 unit
KIN-A46 Hatha Yoga (Beg, Int) 1 unit
KIN-A62 Flag Football 1 unit
KIN-A64 Soccer 1 unit
KIN-A75 Walking for Fitness (Beg, Int, Adv) 1 unit
KIN-A81 Cardio & Strength Training (Beg., Int., or Adv.) 1 unit
KIN-A86 Step Aerobics (Beg, Int, Adv) 1 unit
KIN-A89 Body Sculpting (Beg, Int, Adv) 1 unit
KIN-200 Kinesiology Work Experience 1-4 units

To contact part-time kinesiology faculty, email them at the address provided.

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Sports and Fitness Club

Moreno Valley College's Sports and Fitness Club is a social and informative club for students of all majors, made possible through the Associated Students of Moreno Valley College.

The Sports and Fitness Club motivates and challenges students to become strong, confident, and positive leaders. Our mission is to foster unity and inclusiveness among all students, staff, and faculty. We focus on promoting an environment that maximizes the health, vitality, and learning potential for all.