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Is it your vision to encourage others in achieving healthier, fitter lifestyles? Would you like to make a positive impact on the wellness of others?

AACC offers an Associate of Science degree in Kinesiology, as well as a certificate and letter of recognition programs in Personal Training. You’ll work with experienced faculty to prepare for a career in the health promotion and fitness industry. For current professionals, the degree or certificate programs will enhance your knowledge and skills.

These courses prepare students 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.

Transfer Degrees

The Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies department is proud to offer the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Kinesiology. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, 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.

Kinesiology (A.S.) in the AACC College Catalog.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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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.


What can you do with a degree in Kinesiology?

This is a growing field with flexible career options that include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness specialist for corporate/commercial, private or municipal and community recreation
  • Health coach
  • Health promotions coordinator
  • Sport management
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Fitness club/studio management
  • Physical education
  • Recreation and parks

For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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.