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Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of the human body. The degree prepares students by providing the scientific foundations necessary to successfully transfer and pursue a science degree in the area of kinesiology at a four-year college/university. Kinesiology courses lay the groundwork for a career as a physical therapist, an athletic or personal trainer, health educator, coach or in sports management. They also allow you to learn the knowledge and physical skills for lifetime sports and wellness through the KINE activity and theory classes. 
 
Athletic Training 
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic trainers function under a physician’s direction and are employed in a variety of settings including: athletic facilities, schools, clinics, hospitals, physician’s offices, sports venues and more. 
 
Recommended Electives: 
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 
KINE 1304 Personal/Community Health 
KINE 1306 First Aid 
KINE 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness 
KINE 2356 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 
 
Exercise Science 
In these courses, you will gain a greater understanding of the scientific principles needed for personal training, fitness leadership, teaching and coaching sports performance and to improve the functionality and quality of human life.   
 
Recommended Electives: 
KINE (1100, 2100,1106, 2106, 1129, 1131) 
KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 
KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology 
KINE 1304 Personal / Community Health 
KINE 1306 First Aid 
KINE 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness 
 
Sports Management 
“Sports Management” refers to the business and operations side of the sports industry. In college athletics or professional sports organizations, for example, sports management professionals may be found performing a wide variety of tasks, including marketing, advertising, ticket sales, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, public relations, team travel coordination and ensuring compliance with league rules. 
 
Recommended Electives: 
KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology 
KINE 1336 Introduction to Sports Management 

Department Website

https://www.collin.edu/department/kinesiology/

 

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