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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

(less than 18 units)
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

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Counselor
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Physical Education and Kinesiology Dean

Career Outlook

Evaluate, advise, and treat athletes to assist recovery from injury, avoid injury, or maintain peak physical fitness.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Annually Rate: $57,901.00
Career Growth: 23.50%

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Exclude "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $24.18
Career Growth: 10.40%

Promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. May also serve as a resource to assist individuals, other professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $27.61
Career Growth: 19.50%

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to disabled persons.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $47.57
Career Growth: 24.80%

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Hourly Rate: $47.75
Career Growth: 28.80%

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .
California Labor Market Information (2016 - 2026):
Avg. Annually Rate: $107,988.00
Career Growth: 8.00%
Source: Employment Development Department (EDD), State of California.

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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