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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

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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

We are here to answer your questions and support you in your journey here at Rio Hondo College. Please click or tap here to reach out to us if you need guidance or help. 

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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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Nedra Brown
Dean of Kinesiology, Dance, and Athletics

Career Outlook

Evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.

Median Salary:
$57,772.31
Annual Job Opening:
281
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
54%
A Bachelor's degree
37%
A high school diploma or less
8%

Assess, plan, and organize 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. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

Median Salary:
$102,136.64
Annual Job Opening:
996
Typical Education Level:
a Master's or Professional degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Master's or Professional degree
86%
A Bachelor's degree
14%

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:
$104,440.99
Annual Job Opening:
1,887
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:
$104,514.95
Annual Job Opening:
30,785
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.

Resources

  • Teacher Preparation Pathways Website
    This informational website is designed for Rio Hondo College students from all majors who are interested in pursuing teaching K-12 careers in California or abroad.

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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