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Your future is in motion! Kinesiology focuses on the complex role of physical activity in our health and well-being and is a major that's experiencing tremendous growth. It's an exciting and varied field that revolves around multiple aspects of human movement

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.

Kinesiology, A.S.

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.


Credit Certificate

Personal Trainer Certificate

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.


Job Outlook

Kinesiology is a growing field with flexible career options that include:
  • Athletic trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness club/studio management
  • Fitness specialist for corporate/commercial, private or municipal and community recreation
  • Health coach
  • Health promotions coordinator
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical education
  • Recreation and parks
  • Registered dietitian 
  • Sports management
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Learn more about career opportunities, median salaries and job outlook by checking out AACC's Career Coach:


What Our Students Say

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

Transfer Partners and Scholarships

Check out the tabs below for information on where you can transfer your degree and scholarships that can help you pay for college.

  • Transfer Opportunities

    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:

    • Exercise Science
    • Kinesiology
    • Physical Education
    • Public Health
    • Sports Medicine
    • Sports Management


  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Paying for college should be simple! Scholarships are available for the kinesiologists and personal trainers of tomorrow:

    Learn more about how to apply for grants and scholarships.

Related Studies

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.


Meet Professor Cory Doubek

Cory Doubek sitting in front of a lake

Interests: Swimming, hiking, photography and water skiing 

A Little More: Cory teaches courses in exercise science, athletic injury care/prevention and personal fitness/wellness at AACC full time. Her favorite part of teaching at AACC is the diversity of students she encounters in her classroom.  

Learn more about Cory.