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Physical Education and Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of movement as it relates to physical activity, disease prevention, exercise, and wellness. Our faculty have a variety of specializations and are here to assist you in finding the path that suits you best. Kinesiology majors study careers that will enhance our society and assist us living a longer and healthier lifespan. Future employment opportunities are growing and the field is expanding into new territories and career paths

Characteristics

Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

Meet Your Success Team

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Delmis Alvarado
Counselor
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Dennyse Clark
Counselor
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Kiara Rolon
Success Coach
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Irene Truong
Librarian
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Yolanda Emerson
Physical Education and Kinesiology Dean

Career Outlook

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

Median Salary:
$58,827.74
Annual Job Opening:
178
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
75%
A Bachelor's degree
25%

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

Median Salary:
$101,976.80
Annual Job Opening:
1,003
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
76%
A Bachelor's degree
19%
A Doctoral degree or more
5%

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Median Salary:
$104,363.23
Annual Job Opening:
1,798
Typical Education Level:
a Doctoral degree or more
Top Entry-level Education:
A Doctoral degree or more
47%
A Master's or Professional degree
38%
A Bachelor's degree
8%

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Median Salary:
$104,575.47
Annual Job Opening:
19,003
Typical Education Level:
a Doctoral degree or more
Top Entry-level Education:
A Doctoral degree or more
74%
A Master's or Professional degree
21%
A Bachelor's degree
5%
Source: Emsi Data.

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About RHC

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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