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2020-2021 Catalog SVC 
2020-2021 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA, Planning Guide

Program Overview

A degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology can prepare someone to work as a personal fitness trainer, athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, recreational therapist, aquatic therapist, cardiac rehabilitation, physical education/health teacher, coach. Some graduates go on to apply to Physical Therapy programs (this typically requires additional science prerequisites).

Kinesiotherapists and Exercise Scientists often work under the supervision of a physician. Using exercise, they help patients who suffer from health problems such as chronic disease, spinal injuries, or even just the effects of aging. Programs in exercise science prepare people to teach others how to exercise.

Sample Career Options Include:

Exercise Physiologists
Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Athletic Trainer
Elementary Physical Education Teacher


If you are considering a major in Kinesiology and transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Transfer Program Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA  degree. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, placement into Math and English, and your preferred transfer institution. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of our Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.

Program Map - Kinesiology Exercise