Health and Kinesiology

Promote wellness and longevity by earning your degree in Health and Kinesiology from Austin Community College. You’ll study human movement, strength training, disease prevention, and more. Credits transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at state universities.

The program honors degree and non-degree seeking students interested in the fundamentals of health promotion with a wide array of health and fitness courses, including aerobics, dance, golf, gymnastics, judo, tennis, and yoga.

Pride Points

Ex-Olympian faculty

Variety of fitness classes

University transfer degree

Career & Salary Information

Steady job growth and competitive salaries offer up a wealth of opportunities for Health & Kinesiology graduates in gyms, schools, resorts, and rehabilitation facilities –– with careers as a community health educator, recreation leader, physical educator, sports and fitness instructor, sports coach, and more.  Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Athletic Trainers

    Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.


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  • Clinical Research Coordinators

    Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.


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  • Dietetic Technicians

    Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.


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  • Dietitians and Nutritionists

    Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.


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  • Exercise Physiologists

    Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

    Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Recreational Therapists

    Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and arts and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Science

Health
Kinesiology

Field of Study

Health & Wellness Field of Study