About Kinesiology:

Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It is also simply defined as, “the science of human movement.” Kinesiology students strive to understand the cellular to societal implications of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle as well as optimize health, prevent injury and illness, and extend the years of high-quality life.  In simpler terms, kinesiology focuses on preventative healthcare. In practice, the area of kinesiology covers a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Injury rehabilitation/exercise therapy
  • Ergonomics/human factors
  • Active health and fitness
  • Biomedical applications
  • Rehabilitation equipment and technology
  • Research, disability/case management

Course Information:




Degree Plans & Possible Career Paths
  • Associate of Art or Science in Kinesiology
    • Personal Trainer, Sports Instructor, Fitness Instructor
    • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • Recreation & Leisure
    • Sport Broadcasting/Marketing
  • Associate of Art or Science in Kinesiology – Coaching
    • Sports Coach
    • Physical Education Teacher
    • Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor
    • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Associate of Art or Science in Kinesiology – Health & Wellness
    • Sport Nutritionist/Dietician
    • Health and Wellness Promotion Specialist/Director
    • Public/Community Health Programs
    • Worksite Wellness Director
    • Health and Wellness Advocacy Groups
Kinesiology Classes Offered
  • Foundations of Kinesiology
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Safety First Aid
  • Personal/Community Health and Wellness
  • Foundations of Coaching
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness
  • Sport Officiating
  • Drug Use and Abuse

For information about Kinesiology:

Courtney Jenkins, MSS, ATC, LAT
Department Chair
Kinesiology & Athletic Training
(903) 983-8628
Parks Fitness Center (PARKS)