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. 

Program Outcomes

  • Describe fundamentals of Kinesiology, including anatomy and Physiology, health promotion, physiological response to exercise, and the mechanics of movement.
  • Apply scientific principles to evaluate the effectiveness of physical activity and
    conditioning programs.
  • Model behavior consistent with that of a Kinesiology professional.

Critical Thinking Skills: Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information, using technology as appropriate.

Communication Skills: Effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Teamwork:Ability to be flexible and to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others, taking the initiative when appropriate, to support a shared purpose or goal.

Social Responsibility: Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Personal Responsibility: A strong work ethic and the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in Kinesiology opens opportunities in Athletic Training, Rehabilitation, Consulting, Recreation, Education, Sports Programs, Non Non-Profit Organizations. Personal Trainer, Public Health.


Recommended Program of Study
course title sch
First Semester
ENGL 1301 Composition I  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
KINE 1304 Personal/Community Health  
EDUC 1100 Learning Frameworks  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Composition II  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
MATH 1314 College Algebra  
KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology  
* Creative Arts  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
KINE 1321 Coaching Sports/Athletics  
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I ( Lec)  
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab)  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
PSYC 2317 Statistical Methods in Psychology  
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II ( Lec)  
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab)  
KINE 1308 Officiating  
KINE 2356 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries  

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University.

An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.




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Associate of Arts


Two-Year Program

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