The courses you take will prepare you for national certifications and are offered at a variety of locations, at flexible times (like evenings and weekends) and in online, face-to-face and hybrid formats. You will study topics like anatomy and physiology, sports psychology, sports marketing, exercise physiology, athletic injuries and so much more.
You’ll work with experienced faculty to prepare for a career in the health and fitness industry. For current professionals, the degree or certificate programs will enhance your knowledge and skills. If you have a passion for exercise, health, sciences, fitness or sports, our kinesiology program will be the perfect fit for you!
The Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies department is proud to offer the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Kinesiology. This degree will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. We strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.
Are you looking for a meaningful career in the health and fitness industry with significant job opportunities? AACC’s Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is a 60-credit program that offers students face-to-face practice with professional faculty.
This 17-credit certificate is designed to provide students with a background and hands-on experience in basic exercise principles, health screening, fitness assessments, nutrition, communication and exercise design within the current fitness industry standards.
Learn more about career opportunities, median salaries and job outlook by checking out AACC's Career Coach:
“My professors were awesome and they taught me that I didn’t have to have it all together ... I could grow as I go. The education and support I received from my professors enabled me to earn a full tuition scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park. The foundation that I received made me the honor student that I am today.”
Tawanna S. – alumna
Check out the tabs below for information on where you can transfer your degree and scholarships that can help you pay for college.
After earning a degree in kinesiology, you can transfer anywhere. But we can make it easier. We have partnerships and transfer agreements in place with many colleges and universities so you can easily transfer when you're ready. Transfer agreements (or “articulation agreements,” as they’re officially called) are formal arrangements between institutions that allow certain credits to transfer seamlessly from one school to the other. After completing our kinesiology program, you'll be able to transfer to a four-year school and pursue a degree in:
Paying for college should be simple! Scholarships are available for the kinesiologists and personal trainers of tomorrow:
If Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.