Explore Academic Programs - Fitness and Wellness

The Kinesiology department prepares students for many career options, by equipping students with the academic knowledge and practical experience necessary to work in a variety of recreational and fitness settings.  Students interested in working in a "movement" environment, such as athletics, physical education, athletic training, fitness and personal training, would enjoy the Kinesiology major.




Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Recreational therapists*

Median Wages: $46,410 annually

Projected Growth Rate: faster than average (9% to 13%)

Physical therapist**

Median Wages: $85,400  annually

Projected Growth Rate: above average (14% or higher)

* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

An Associate of Science degree in kinesiology is offered and designed to transfer to four-year schools for further work in this area.


Delivery Mode

Associate of Science


60 credit hours, two years full time