Kinesiology - Exercise Science Focus
Biological and Health Sciences Division Room B213, (847) 543-2042
Degree: Associate in Science
Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement.
It involves designing and implementing exercise programs, studying about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, instructing physical education classes, teaching group exercise classes, creating health behavior change strategies, exploring health promotion and disease prevention, and more! Taking Kinesiology classes at CLC can help students to improve their own level of physical fitness, prepare for a career in the health fitness industry, and provide engaging transfer credit moving on to a four-year program.
Successful completion of the certificate and/or degree programs in Kinesiology will prepare students for highly regarded credentials through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and other accredited fitness organizations.
This program is recommended for students pursuing a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science Focus.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the department chair early in their program to discuss the different options available within the field of Kinesiology.
To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.
All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.
Examples of Illinois four year schools offering a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science/ Movement Science focus include Northern Illinois University (NIU), University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola, DePaul, Elmhurst, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois (SI), and Northeastern Illinois University.
College Success Seminar
English Composition I
Introduction to Physical Education
Theory and Practice of Fitness
General Biology I or
Introduction to Psychology or
Contemporary Health Issues
Health and Wellness Practicum I
Biomechanics and Kinesiology
English Composition II or
Advanced Composition: Science and Technical Communication
Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Fundamentals of Speech
Human Anatomy and Physiology I or
Critical Thinking or
other Humanities Elective*
Philosophy of Coaching or
Principles of Wellness Coaching
Chemical Concepts or
Business Statistics or
other Mathematics Elective
Introduction to Sociology or
Introduction to the Performing Arts or
other Fine Arts Elective
^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.
* Preferred courses for students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution for a B.S. in Kinesiology. BIO 245 is the next course in the Anatomy & Physiology course sequence.
** Some transfer institutions may accept sequential courses (I and II) only if both courses are taken. Check with transfer institution.
Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.
For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, please contact department chair Joana Pabedinskas at email@example.com or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.