2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Kinesiology (AAS-T) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Associate in Applied Science - Transfer Kinesiology, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.

2. Anatomy & Physiology Health/Fitness Professionals


3. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

4. Essentials of Weight Management


Action Item: Attend Transfer Fair


Attend a transfer fair and choose a transfer institution so that you take the correct prerequisites. 

5. Kinesiology


  • Course purpose: This is an introductory course with an emphasis on the study of principles of anatomy, physiology, and mechanics in relations to human movement.

6. Exercise Physiology


  • Course purpose: This course will help you to develop an understanding of the scientific basis for exercise training with implication for enhanced health and physical performance integrated.

7. Care and Prevention of Injuries


  • Course purpose: The Centers for Disease Control states that injuries are a leading reason individuals stop participating in physical activity and that one of its major research goals is to investigate ways to minimize injury risks among people who are beginning or increasing physical activity. This course will introduce guidelines and recommendation for preventing injuries, recognizing injuries and learning how to correctly manage a specific injury.

8. Health Appraisal and Fitness Assessment


Action Item: Explore Transfer Options


Explore transfer options and ensure you have all the prerequisites for your program of study on your education plan. Also, ask about the application process and deadlines for transfer. Discuss potential internship opportunities for summer quarter. 

9. Essentials of Fitness Training


10. Coaching Techniques and Business Basics


11. Exercise for Special Populations


  • Course purpose: This course will allow you to better understand the health and fitness needs for individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. Other special populations are discussed such as pregnancy, post hip replacement, etc.

12. Sport and Exercise Psychology


  • Course purpose: You are introduced to psychological theories and models to provide framework for understanding the process through which a complex behavior, such as exercise changes and is sustained over time.  This course emphasizes a client/patient/athlete centered approach to prepare students for practical experiences and their internship.   

     

13. CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer BBP and First Aid


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Meet with advisor for GPA check and educational plan update. Discuss and confirm internship opportunities with advisor.   

14. Internship


  • Course purpose: This course is a work-based learning opportunity designed by you and the program coordinator. This course is an independent study and student will work in the sub-discipline of choice under the supervision of an employer/mentor.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

15. Math in Society


  • Course purpose: Those working in the kinesiology field need a strong mathematical foundation to perform basic quantitative analysis as well as perform the basic math skills required for business.

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  • Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options.

16. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: This is a composition course focusing on writing academic essays, developing rhetorical knowledge and critical reading skills and applying effectively the principles of college writing. Kinesiology professionals must be able to create documents with effective written communication. 

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course.

17. General Psychology


  • Course purpose: This course will provide insight into human behavior.  This information is important for the kinesiology professional to use in working with clients.

Action Item: GPA Check


GPA Check. Meet with advisor.

18. Preparatory Chemistry


  • Course purpose: This course will provide you will knowledge of basic chemical principles.  A knowledge of chemistry is critical to make knowledgeable choices around supplements and diet choices.

19. Introduction to Personal Wellness


20. General Biology w/Lab


  • Course purpose: This course will introduce you to basic biological processes.  It is important for kinesiology professionals to have a basic understanding of biological processes.

21. Human Relations in the Workplace


  • Course purpose: Skills for success in the various sub-disciplines of kinesiology include customer service skills and the ability to interact with a diversity of individuals by using a variety of communication styles.

22. Public Speaking


  • Course purpose: Skills for success in the various sub-disciplines of kinesiology include the ability to communicate orally. This includes the ability to listen to the needs of others, and the ability to use a variety of communication styles to help motivate and engage others.

23. Human A & P 1


  • Course purpose: In this course, you will engage in an in-depth study of cells and tissues; integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems.  It is important for kinesiology professionals to have a working knowledge of how the musculo-skeletal system functions.

24. Introduction to Business


  • Course purpose: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the US Dept. of Labor, the field of Personal Training is expected to experience growth over the next five years. Personal trainer skills for success include effective business skills, the ability to provide basic accounting, sales, marketing and daily operations management and strategic planning.

25. Nutrition


  • Course purpose: You will take this introductory course to learn about the role of nutrition in human health with respect to essential nutrients, factors that affect eating habits, food advertising, nutrition and disease and establishing a healthy lifestyle.

26. Physical Education Course Recommendation (1 credit)


Select from a variety of PE offerings at the college.

Physical Education Courses  

Course purpose: One sub-discipline of kinesiology is physical education teaching. As a student of kinesiology, you are expected to integrate the sub-discipline of physical education on a daily basis, and will gain valuable knowledge on teaching practice/pedagogy and leadership by selecting from a variety of PE offerings at the college.

27. Physical Education Course Recommendation (1 credit)


Select from a variety of PE offerings at the college.

Physical Education Courses  

Course purpose: One sub-discipline of kinesiology is physical education teaching. As a student of kinesiology, you are expected to integrate the sub-discipline of physical education on a daily basis, and will gain valuable knowledge on teaching practice/pedagogy and leadership by selecting from a variety of PE offerings at the college.

Total Credits 105


Program Code: 351T


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