Fitness & Health Certificate

Kinesiology: Fitness & Health Certificate

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Fitness & Health Certificate

The Fitness and Health Certificate at Mission College is designed to provide an in-depth study and practical application of the current standards and foundational skills of assessment, fitness testing, program design, implementation and evaluation of fitness and exercise programs as well as nutrition, mental health management and behavior modification techniques.

This certificate is aimed at helping students who are seeking careers or additional training in the fitness and health industry. Therefore, in addition to learning the academic, foundational principles of fitness and health in the traditional classroom, students will also engage in hands-on learning and teaching techniques, which will aid them in being prepared to work in the field.

This program also helps to prepare students to sit for nationally recognized fitness and health certification exams from organizations such as: American Council on Exercise (ACE,) National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM,) Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA,) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA.)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will exhibit an understanding of the impact of training on the major systems of the human body and apply industry best practices to develop safe and effective training programs.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct safe, motivational, and effective individual and group exercise training programs.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of learned content by successfully passing exams from certifying agencies.

Meet the Following Requirements

  1. Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  2. Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.
  • Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year.
  • Not all classes are offered each semester.

Core Course Required (12.5 Units)

Students can take either KIN 068 or KIN 079

Code Class Units
HOC 004 First Aid and CPR (0.5 Lecture) 0.5
KIN 066 Exercise Assessment and Program Design (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
KIN 067 Techniques of Fitness Instruction    (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
KIN 068 Sport Psychology    (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
KIN 079 Lifetime Fitness (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
NTR 015 Human Nutrition (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
Select One Course from the Following List of Electives (3.0 Units)
Code Class Units
BUS 023 Social Media Marketing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BUS 051 Introduction to American Business (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
KIN 069 Stress Management Through Fitness and Lifestyle (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
KIN 081 Sport in Society    (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

Select One to Two Courses from the Following List (2.0 Units Total)

Note: Kinesiology classes are from introduction (A), beginning (B), intermediate (C) to advanced (D). Only A is listed for space purposes.

Code Class Units
KIN 014A Volleyball - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 015A Basketball - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 019A Soccer - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 020A Badminton- Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 021A Tennis - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 023A Archery: Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 030A Pilates Matwork - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 032A Cardio and Core Fitness - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 033A Kickboxing Fitness- Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 035A Weight Training - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 037A Cardio-Cross Training - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038A Lower Body Conditioning Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038B Lower Body Conditioning Beginning (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038C Lower Body Conditioning - Intermediate (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038D Lower Body Conditioning Advanced (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038E Lower Body Conditioning - Endurance Training (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038F Lower Body Conditioning - Speed Training (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038G Lower Body Conditioning - Agility Training (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 038J Lower Body Conditioning - Plyometric Training (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 039A Fire Agility - Introduction (2.0 Lab) 2.0
KIN 040A Modern Dance - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 041A Ballet - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 042A Jazz Dance - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 046A Ballroom Dancing - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 047A Hip Hop - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 048A Latin Dance/Salsa - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 050A Tai Chi - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 051A Aikido - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 053A Karate - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 055A Self-Defense - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 061A Hatha Yoga - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 063A Hiking - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0
KIN 063C Walk / Jog for Fitness - Introduction (1.0 Lab) 1.0


Required Units for the Major
Required Units for the Major 17.5
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