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Kinesiology Degree

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Kinesiology Department

Earn a degree/certificate or take a class.

What is a Kinesiology Major?

As a Kinesiology major, you'll use your knowledge of physiology and movement to improve people's lives through movement. Study movement, strength training, Nutrition, injury prevention, sport psychology, & wellness.

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Varsity Sports

Join a varsity team, we are state-ranked in basketball and baseball.

Varsity Sports
Ballet dancing
Dance Company

Like to Dance and perform? Join our dance company.

Dance Company
Nutrition courses.
Nutrition Classes

Courses in food science. Learn about connections to chemistry and biology.


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I pretty much got into community college, not knowing how to college, I got very lost after the first two community colleges and ended up here at Mission College. I surrounded myself with like-minded individuals by joining a kinesiology club.

Kim Pajarillo '17

Athletic Strength Training Major

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What Can You do with a Kinesiology Degree?

Kinesiology Salary

Skills Needed

  • Active listening and communication ability.
  • Ability to give instruction and monitor situations.
  • Service-orientated mentality.
  • Maintain physical fitness.
  • Able to assessment clients/students.
  • Compassion and Empathy.

Explore Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Kinesiology Careers

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Athletics Director
  • Coach or Scout
  • Athletics Trainer
  • Sports Manager
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainers
  • Physical Therapists, Chiropractor, or Occupational Therapists
  • Nutritionists or Dietitians
  • Sports Medicine
  • Teachers and Professors