Program Overview

Kinesiology - Physical Education AA

Kinesiology - Physical Education 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 instructing physical education classes, designing and implementing exercise programs, studying about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, 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.

Many of our Kinesiology courses also meet the requirements for students pursuing a Physical Education endorsement in Illinois. 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.A. in Kinesiology with a Physical Education Focus. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the department chair Joana Pabedinskas early in their program to discuss the different options available within the field of Kinesiology.

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. 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.


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

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Health and Wellness Practicum I

1

course

Introduction to Psychology or

other Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3

Second Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Philosophy of Coaching

3

course

Biomechanics and Kinesiology

3

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Principles of Biology or

other Life Science Elective

4

course

Child Growth and Development

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

3

course

Physical Education in Elementary Schools

3

course

English Composition II or

course

Advanced Composition: Science and Technical Communication

3

course

Contemporary Math or

course

Quantitative Literacy or

course

General Education Statistics

3

course

Critical Thinking or

other Humanities Elective*

3

Fourth Semester

15-16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Exercise Physiology

3

course

Chemical Concepts or

course

Chemistry for a Changing World or

other Physical Science Elective

3-4

course

Introduction to Sociology or

other Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3

course

Introduction to Ethics or

other Humanities or Fine Arts 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.

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.