Kinesiology is the scientific study of human anatomy, physiological, biomechanics, and human performance. Merritt offers a wide variety of classes that can lead to exciting careers including:
- Athletic training
- Physical therapy
- Sports Performance (i.e Strength and Conditioning, coaching)
- Research for medical, education, and military.
- Physical Education
- Personal Training
- Fitness Industry Managment
Kinesiology (KIN) classes are offered in the categories of Fitness Center and Recreational Activity as well as classes leading to the Personal Training Certificate.
The Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art gym with new equipment including exercise machines, cardio equipment, free weights and more. Below are the courses offered in the Fitness Center.
|KIN 36||Aerobic Circuits||0.5|
|KIN 37 (A,B,C,D)||Core and Restore – Series||0.5|
|KIN 54 (A,B,C,D)||Cross Fitness – Series||1|
|KIN 58 (A,B,C,D)||Fitness Center Strength Training – Series||0.5|
|KIN 60 (A,B,C,D)||Circuit Training for Strength – Series||1|
All activity courses are grouped by similar content. Courses in each grouping may only be taken once with a passing grade. Please note that many activity courses are offered with varying skill levels. Students should enroll in an activity class which is most appropriate for their skill level.
|KIN 74 (A,B,C,D)||Badminton: (Fundamentals, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)||0.5|
|KIN 80 (A,B,C,D)||Basketball: (Fundamentals, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)||0.5|
|KIN 103 (A,B,C,D)||Soccer: (Fundamentals, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)||1|
|KIN 110 (A,B,C,D)||Track & Field: (Fundamentals, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)|
|KIN 140||Fitness for Personal Trainers||4|
|KIN 150||Introduction to Kinesiology||4|
Personal Trainers lead, instruct and motivate individuals and groups in exercise activities. They make their own work schedules and work with people of all ages and skill levels. It is the fastest growing occupation in the nation. Enroll in the Personal Training Certificate program for an exciting career in the fitness industry.
|BIOL 24||Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|COMM 20||Interpersonal Communication Skills||3|
|KIN 140||Fitness for Personal Trainers||3|
|KIN 58A||Fitness/Strength Training||0.5|
|Total Required Units||14.5|