Associate of Art Kinesiology, Health and Wellness

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Associate of Art Kinesiology, Health and Wellness

Kinesiology, Health and Wellness is a collection of courses that emphasize the principles for the growth and development of a healthy lifestyle. Students will acquire the knowledge and understanding problem solving strategies of these principles to integrate, apply and promote personal, individual or group behavior conducive to the maintenance or restoration of mental and physical wellness. This emphasis will provide students with an understanding of physical skills and their development related to physical activity, exercise and sport. This area of emphasis is designed for students interested in making positive life choices and in the study of health, nutrition, and wellness; physical education/kinesiology; athletic training; sport performance, officiating and coaching; career planning and life management; and the biology, anatomy and physiology of the human body.

Students who work closely with their counselor may use this emphasis area to prepare to transfer to four year institutions in majors such as Health Science, Nutrition, Physical Education/Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Recreation and Leisure Studies. Some careers such as Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Exercise Physiologist, Sport Nutritionist and Physical Education and Health Education teachers may require education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • Health Science (HES) (or BIO 35)
  • Kinesiology/academic courses (KIN)
  • Biology (BIO)
  • Early Childhood Education (EAR)
  • Guidance (GUI)
  • Kinesiology/academic courses (KIN)
  • Kinesiology/activity courses (KIN)
  • Kinesiology/varsity courses (KIN)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tution fees: $394 per unit for international students.


Upon completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze understanding of the impact life choices have on overall human health and apply this knowledge to maintain healthful living appropriate to the situation.
  • Recognize the positive impact of physical activity in fostering optimal health and apply this knowledge to lifestyle choices.
  • Identify and interpret the role of individual decision-making processes to the development of strategies concerning personal health and wellness.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Contact info

Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Ave
92880 Riverside California
United States of America (USA)

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