Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in kinesiology, or with an intent to pursue study in recreation or leisure studies, should consult with a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology, Health and Athletics. For complete information on this major, please see the Kinesiology Major Handbook on the IVC Kinesiology website at http://academics.ivc.edu/kines.
The AA in Kinesiology for Transfer is the traditional degree pathway for those interested in a career encompassing studies in this discipline. Steeped in a broad array of topics such as anatomy, physiology, biology and the baseline courses of kinesiology, this degree is for the student with designs on a university experience in Kinesiology, and/or graduate school options that include medical school, physical therapy, sports medicine, rehabilitation, research and teaching.
Those seeking employment in an industrial fitness/club fitness setting are advised to explore the fitness professional certificate program. This one-year program is designed to qualify students to serve as personal trainers, aerobics instructors, and/or strength-training instructors. Those who pursue this program will be educated in the principles of exercise science that apply to fitness evaluation, exercise recommendation, and application of appropriate exercise methods.