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Welcome to the kinesiology discipline!

Kinesiology Discipline

Welcome to Moreno Valley College's Kinesiology discipline!

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

Kinesiology is part of the School of Business, Health and Human Services.


Available Kinesiology Programs of Study

Our program 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.


Why Pursue Kinesiology?

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


Learn More about Kinesiology

Our Mission Kinesiology Faculty Sports and Fitness Club


Kinesiology Courses at MVC

Course Number Course Name Units
KIN-4 Nutrition 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-A81 Cardio & Strength Training (Beg., Int., or Adv.) 1 unit
KIN-45 Group Fitness Instructor 3 units
KIN-44 Yoga Instructor Training 3 units
KIN-12 Sport Psychology 3 units
KIN-A40 Karate (Beg, Int) 1 unit
KIN-A46 Hatha Yoga (Beg, Int) 1 unit
KIN-A75A Walking for Fitness (Beg, Int, Adv) 1 unit
KIN-A89A Body Sculpting (Beg, Int, Adv) 1 unit
KIN-A62 Flag Football 1 unit
KIN-A86 Step Aerobics (Beg, Int, Adv) 1 unit
KIN-A64 Soccer 1 unit
KIN-200 Kinesiology Work Experience 1-4 units


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