Program Overview

Kinesiology AS Exercise focus


Kinesiology - Exercise Science Focus

Biological and Health Sciences Division Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/kin
Degree: Associate in Science
Plan 11AB-KIN

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.


First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Introduction to Physical Education

3

course

Theory and Practice of Fitness

2

course **

General Biology I or
other Life Science Elective

4

course

Introduction to Psychology or

other Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3

Second Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Health and Wellness Practicum I

1

course

Biomechanics and Kinesiology

3

course

English Composition II or

course

Advanced Composition: Science and Technical Communication

3

course

Calculus and Analytical Geometry I

5

Third Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

3

course

Exercise Physiology

3

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course *

Human Anatomy and Physiology I or

other Physical or Life Science Elective

4

course

Critical Thinking or

other Humanities Elective*

3

Fourth Semester

17 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Philosophy of Coaching or

course

Principles of Wellness Coaching

3

course

Chemical Concepts or

other Physical Science Elective

4

course

Business Statistics or

other Mathematics Elective

4

course

Introduction to Sociology or

other Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3

course

Introduction to the Performing Arts or

other Fine Arts Elective

3

^ 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 jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.