Feb 26, 2024
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
Transfer and Degree Requirements
If you are considering a major in this emphasis by transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Sample Schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA degree.
Your personal Educational Plan will vary based on many factors including:
- The quarter you begin
- How many classes/credits you can take in each quarter
- Your Math and English placement
- If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them to SVC, visit the Enrollment Services webpage
- The college you are interested in transferring to
- Other factors
To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with the institution you want to transfer to as well as an SVC Academic Advisor, who will work with you to create a personalized Educational Plan and schedule that takes these factors into account.
For detailed information regarding the requirements that must be met to complete this degree, please review the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement information and details here:
Sample Schedule Option
This Sample Schedule is provided as a guide for a traditional full-time student whose goal is to earn the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA with an interest in Kinesiology Exercise. The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an SVC advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.