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Associate of Arts (A.A.)


Student athletes playing basketball.

Scott Street
Director of Athletics
Carl Parker Multipurpose Center, Office 102
(409) 984-6292

Program Description

The Associate of Arts degree in Kinesiology parallels the first two years of study of Kinesiology baccalaureate programs at state colleges and universities in Texas. The associate degree requires 48 semester credit hours of courses from the Core Curriculum, plus 15 semester credit hours of kinesiology. 

Recommended Program of Study
Course Number Title SCH
Core Curriculum Courses 42
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
KINE Courses 15
  Total Hours 60

KINE Course Descriptions

KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology -- 3 Hours
Available online.

Orientation to the field of physical fitness and sport. Includes the study and practice of activities and principles that promote physical fitness.

KINE 1304 Personal/Community Health -- 3 Hours
Available online.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, concepts, strategies, applications, and contemporary trends related to understanding personal and/or community health issues. This course also focuses on empowering various populations with the ability to practice healthy living, promote healthy lifestyles, and enhance individual well-being.

KINE 1306 First Aid -- 3 Hours
Instruction and practice for emergency care. Designed to enable students to recognize and avoid hazards within their environment, to render intelligent assistance in case of accident or sudden illness, and to develop skills necessary for the immediate and temporary care of the victim.

KINE 1321 Coaching/Sports/Athletics -- 3 Hours
Available online.
Study of the history, theories, philosophies, rules, and terminology of competitive sports. Includes coaching techniques.

KINE 1336 Introduction to Recreation -- 3 Hours
Fundamental theory and concepts of recreational activities with emphasis on programs, planning, and leadership.

KINE 2356 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries -- 3 Hours
Prevention and care of athletic injuries with emphasis on qualities of a good athletic trainer, avoiding accidents and injuries, recognizing signs and symptoms of specific sports injuries and conditions, immediate and long-term care of injuries, and administration procedures in athletic training.

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