Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Allied Health and Kinesiology
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SAC

What is the Kinesiology program?

Kinesiology is the study of movement and exercise science. This program focuses on how the body works and the many factors that influence physical performance throughout the human lifespan.  

What will I learn?

You’ll get an introduction to the principles of physiology and motion, including anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise options, fitness program design, injury identification and rehabilitation, and coaching students and athletes. You’ll gain an understanding of the skills, behavioral and psychological factors involved in fitness-related activities, lifetime sports and physical education. 

What can I do with this course of study?

This program prepares you to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or a related field, either with an associate of arts or an associate of science degree, depending on your career interests. With a Kinesiology degree, career options include physical education, fitness instruction, coaching, sports officiating, corporate wellness coordinator and other fitness-related professions. It’s also a pathway to careers in other health professions such as physical and occupational therapy. 

What's special about program?

If helping people lead healthier lives inspires you, this program may be for you. Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 14 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to courses required for Kinesiology majors, this program also includes many options for physical activity for students in any major, including core training, cycling, weight training, water aerobics, dance, swimming, and more. options include physical education, fitness instruction, coaching, sports officiating, corporate wellness coordinator and other fitness-related professions.


Degrees and Certificates
  • KINE 1103 Cardio Kickboxing I
  • KINE 1106 Core Training
  • KINE 1107 Jogging I
  • KINE 1108 Walking I
  • KINE 1110 Basketball I
  • KINE 1111 Indoor Cycling I
  • KINE 1112 Weight Training I
  • KINE 1113 Physical Conditioning I
  • KINE 1114 Cardio Boot Camp I
  • KINE 1115 Volleyball I
  • KINE 1116 Extreme Fitness I
  • KINE 1136 Yoga I
  • KINE 1149 Swimming I
  • KINE 1150 Aquatic Conditioning I
  • KINE 2103 Cardio Kickboxing II
  • KINE 2106 Core Training II
  • KINE 2107 Jogging II
  • KINE 2108 Walking II
  • KINE 2110 Basketball II
  • KINE 2111 Indoor Cycling II
  • KINE 2112 Weight Training II
  • KINE 2113 Physical Conditioning II
  • KINE 2114 Cardio Boot Camp II
  • KINE 2115 Volleyball II
  • KINE 2116 Extreme Fitness II
  • KINE 2149 Swimming II
  • KINE 2150 Aquatic Conditioning II

Recreational Hours

Student Fitness Center
Candler Physical Education Center (CPEC) 109
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Candler Physical Education Center (CPEC) Gym2
Monday-Thursday 2 to 4 p.m.

Please note:

  • Recreational hours are subject to change.
  • Students must show Student ID when signing in.
  • You may use the student locker room Monday - Thursday.
  • Lockers are for day use only.
  • Students must furnish own towels, locks, and equipment.

Contact Information

Michelle Cuellar
(210) 486-1010

Contact Us

Brad Dudney 
Program Coordinator
Candler Physical Ed. Center (CPEC) 131B
(210) 486-1010

Mary Mena, BAAS, MSIS
Interim Chair
Nail Technical Center (NTC) 238A
(210) 486-1136

Lori Swaney
Facility Manager
(210) 486-1023

Michelle Cuellar
Administrative Assistant
(210) 486-1010