A major in Kinesiology prepares students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions where they may complete a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or a related discipline. Courses in Kinesiology teach students an appreciation of the role exercise, activity and sports play in the development of well-rounded individuals interested in physical well-being and the productive use of leisure time.
The Kinesiology major may be used as the basis for careers which include athletic manager, athletic trainer, camp counselor, choreographer, coach, community center leader, corrective therapist, dance therapist, exercise test technologist, health and safety director, industrial recreation leader, league manager, playground director, physical or adaptive therapist, racquet club manager, recreation leader, recreation specialist, recruiter, referee, resort sports coordinator, sportscaster, sports editor, and teacher.
Most career opportunities in Kinesiology require a B.A. or advanced degree. Students can fulfill lower division General Education and major requirements at College of San Mateo. See the Transfer Planning and Major Preparation Recommendations sections of this catalog. Students should also consult the catalog of the college or university to which they plan to transfer.