Kinesiology and Human Performance

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Kinesiology and Human Performance students in athletic training room evaluating lower leg range of motion

Finger Lakes Community College's Associate in Science in Kinesiology and Human Performance degree is designed for aspiring heath care workers who share a passion for promoting fitness, health, and wellness.

Building a Foundation in Kinesiology and Human Performance

As a student in the Kinesiology and Human Performance degree program, you'll gain a strong foundation in anatomy, wellness, sports performance improvement, and injury rehabilitation. The program is dynamic, and hands-on, leaving you with the in-demand skills and knowledge to continue your education in a four-year program and begin your career in the booming wellness industry.

Throughout the program, you'll dive deeper into a variety of subject areas ranging from health to physiology to nutrition, and will learn how to complete fitness, wellness, and injury evaluations. You'll apply what you learn in the classroom and take a practical approach to your education by creating patient-specific plans related to fitness, nutrition, sports performance, and physical activity improvement.

You'll explore case studies that focus on the care and prevention of injuries as well as the ways to improve a person's performance during exercise, physical activity, or competitive athletic participation.

Learn more about the full associate degree requirements and course concepts by reading the Kinesiology and Human Performance curriculum.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the A.S. in Kinesiology and Human Performance program, you will be equipped with the skills and hands-on experience to be able to:

  • Evaluate patterns of movement related to sport, exercise, and physical activity.
  • Interpret the signs, symptoms, and predisposing factors of an injury, illness, or health-related condition to articulate a clinical impression.
  • Utilize the current standards of practice to provide exercise or treatment plans for clients or patients.
  • Classify standards of practice, including legal and ethical behaviors, in various sports medicine settings.

Personal Trainer Certification

The kinesiology and human performance degree is designed to provide you flexibility with your studies in order to pursue additional academic programs that will deepen your knowledge and expand your career opportunities.

Along with earning your degree, you will also have the opportunity to pursue an athletic training practicum capstone course, which will prepare you to take a national certification exam to become a certified personal trainer. Upon successfully completing your national certification, you will be recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer.

Experienced Faculty Dedicated to Your Success

FLCC’s Kinesiology and Human Performance degree program is led by experienced faculty members who care deeply about helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.

This degree program is coordinated by Jeremy Tiermini, a NATA BOC (National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification) certified athletic trainer who is licensed by New York State. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Mount Union College, and his master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy.

Teaching many core classes in the kinesiology and human performance degree program, Jeremy brings in-depth knowledge of exercise and injury rehabilitation to every course he teaches, giving you exposure to the leading trends and concepts in the wellness industry.

Careers in Kinesiology and Human Performance

In today's job market, there is a high demand for professionals who specialize in helping people improve their levels of physical fitness and overall wellness. The need for Kinesiology and Human Performance professionals (such as certified personal trainers, athletic trainers, biomechanists, or nutritionists) is growing at the high school, collegiate, professional, and recreational levels.

Through your studies and hands-on classroom experiences at FLCC, you'll identify specific areas of interest and explore the wide range of career paths this field has to offer. Learn more about careers in Kinesiology and Human Performance.

Transfer Opportunities

Upon graduation from the A.S in Kinesiology and Human Performance program, you will be equipped with the knowledge, experience, and credits to transfer into a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Human Performance or other similar program.

Degree programs similar to kinesiology and human performance include: athletic training, biomechanics, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

The following institutions offer related B.S. programs:

  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • Canisius College
  • Daeman College
  • SUNY Cortland
  • Ithaca College
  • Keuka College
  • SUNY Potsdam

If you are interested in transferring to a Bachelor of Science program after graduation from FLCC, read through our comprehensive transfer guidelines and requirements.

Online Kinesiology and Human Performance Degree

FLCC’s A.S. in Kinesiology and Human Performance Degree is also available as a fully-accredited online degree program. This online format creates a convenient and flexible way for you to earn an education. You will be able to study on your own time from a location that fits your schedule, allowing you to access the resources, knowledge, and support you need to become an experienced kinesiology and human performance professional.

Find out more about online degree programs at FLCC to see if it’s the best-fit academic path for you.

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