Kinesiology involves the study of movement and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.
Kinesiology, Health and Wellness
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.
Programs of Study
MVC 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.
The kinesiology associate degree for transfer will stimulate learning and provide necessary skills for the different options of study in the practical field of kinesiology. Students will have knowledge in diverse in topics such as health and fitness, wellness, personal training, pedagogy, sport coaching, and pre-physical therapy.
This degree will assist students with seamless transfer to a CSU.
The Fitness Professionals Certificate program gives hands on training and
experience to students in preparation for a career in the growing field of fitness.
Students will be taught scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques of strength training, nutrition, and methods appropriate to establishing healthy behavior.
This program prepares candidates for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams.
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Kinesiology at MVC
A selection of possible areas of focus with further study include:
- Sports medicine
- Coaching and teaching in physical education
- Personal training
- Cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Corporate fitness
- Sports management and athletic administration
- Sports broadcasting
- Exercise physiology
- Sports psychology
- Sports officiating
|Course Number||Course Name||Units|
|KIN-10||Introduction to Kinesiology||3 units|
|KIN-12||Sport Psychology||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-44||Yoga Instructor Training||3 units|
|KIN-45||Group Fitness Instructor||3 units|
|KIN-A40||Karate (Beg, Int)||1 unit|
|KIN-A46||Hatha Yoga (Beg, Int)||1 unit|
|KIN-A62||Flag Football||1 unit|
|KIN-A75||Walking for Fitness (Beg, Int, Adv)||1 unit|
|KIN-A81||Cardio & Strength Training (Beg., Int., or Adv.)||1 unit|
|KIN-A86||Step Aerobics (Beg, Int, Adv)||1 unit|
|KIN-A89||Body Sculpting (Beg, Int, Adv)||1 unit|
|KIN-200||Kinesiology Work Experience||1-4 units|
To contact part-time kinesiology faculty, email them at the address provided.
- Michelle Brown - Michelle.Brown@rccd.edu
- Robert Flores - Robert.Flores@rccd.edu
- Christie Hall - Christie.Hall@rccd.edu
- Brian Honeyfield - Brian.Honeyfield@rccd.edu
- Douglas Namekata - Douglas.Namekata@rccd.edu
- Patricia Funder - Patricia.Funder@rccd.edu
- Katelyn Roberts - Katelyn.Roberts@rccd.edu
- Rachele Russo - Rachele.Russo@rccd.edu
Moreno Valley College's Sports and Fitness Club is a social and informative club for students of all majors, made possible through the Associated Students of Moreno Valley College.
The Sports and Fitness Club motivates and challenges students to become strong, confident, and positive leaders. Our mission is to foster unity and inclusiveness among all students, staff, and faculty. We focus on promoting an environment that maximizes the health, vitality, and learning potential for all.