Welcome to Moreno Valley College’s kinesiology discipline!

Kinesiology involves the study of movement and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. 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.

Our program 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).

Available Kinesiology Programs of Study

Our program 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.

Why Pursue Kinesiology?

Kinesiology varied academic and career pathways include a variety of positions in healthcare, wellness, physical therapy, sports and sports management, and more. A selection of possible areas of focus with further study include:

  • Sports medicine
  • Coaching and teaching in physical education
  • Wellness
  • Ergonomics
  • Personal training
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Corporate fitness
  • Sports management and athletic administration
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports officiating

Learn More about Kinesiology

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Kinesiology Courses at MVC
Course NumberCourse NameUnits
KIN-4Nutrition3 units
KIN-30First Aid and CPR3 units
KIN-35Foundations for Fitness & Wellness3 units
KIN-43 Personal Training 3 units
KIN-A81Cardio & Strength Training (Beg., Int., or Adv.)1 unit
KIN-45Group Fitness Instructor3 units
KIN-44Yoga Instructor Training3 units
KIN-12 Sport Psychology3 units
KIN-A40Karate (Beg, Int)1 unit
KIN-A46Hatha Yoga (Beg, Int)1 unit
KIN-A75AWalking for Fitness (Beg, Int, Adv)1 unit
KIN-A89ABody Sculpting (Beg, Int, Adv)1 unit 
KIN-A62Flag Football 1 unit 
KIN-A86Step Aerobics (Beg, Int, Adv)1 unit
KIN-A64Soccer1 unit
KIN-200Kinesiology Work Experience 1-4 units

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