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Kinesiology & Health
What is Kinesiology?
Ki.ni.si.ol.o.gy [Greek Kinesis] (1894) “the study
of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in
relation to human movement.”
The Kinesiology Major
If you are an individual who enjoys physical fitness, sports activity, living and learning about a healthy lifestyle, and working with people (young and old), then kinesiology is the discipline for you.
Ask a kinesiologist to identify the single most important aspect of their jobs and they will likely tell you they are responsible for helping people of all ages acquire the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence they need to participate in a variety of physical activities while in school and beyond.
Los Angeles Pierce College's Kinesiology curriculum combines courses in health, fitness, wellness, athletics, and sports activities. The Kinesiology curriculum provides general education coursework, specific skills training, and direct experience working with fellow students and young people in a school setting. Students can attend Pierce College for their first two years and then transfer to a public or private college for the remaining two years.