Associate Degree

Kinesiology

An affordable path to prepare for a career in exercise science, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The AS in Kinesiology program prepares students for baccalaureate degree work in Kinesiology/Exercise Science at most four-year institutions by preparing them in the basic knowledge of this field. This includes study in the areas of anatomy and physiology, energy systems and bioenergetics, biomechanics, planes of motion, muscular contractions, exercise selection and testing, program design, injury identification and rehabilitation protocols, and coach/athlete interactions. Knowledge in these areas plays a significant role in the professional preparation of the student.

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Athletic Trainers
Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses.
Chiropractors
Chiropractors treat patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Recreational Therapists
Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses.

What You Will Learn

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Students who complete this program will demonstrate an understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and basic biomechanical principles.

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Students who complete this program will demonstrate knowledge of energy systems and bioenergetics including metabolic regulation and adaptations to exercise.

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Students who complete this program will be able to interpret fitness/testing data to minimize risk for injury/illness and formulate strategies to mitigate injury/illness risks.

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Students who complete this program will be able to design and organize health and fitness programs for a variety of populations, including apparently health individuals, athletic populations, and/or other special populations.

In-Class or Online

Whether you want to attend classes online, or at our historic Milledgeville campus, or at any of our eleven satellite locations, we have a convenient option just for you.

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Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

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“I enrolled with Georgia Military College in the winter 2021 term after graduating from high school in the fall of 2020. GMC has really furthered my education especially in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy. Without the help of GMC officials and staff, I do not think I would be able to graduate as early as I am today. After graduating from GMC on May 28th, I plan to enroll in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program (PTA) at Albany State University (ASU) to earn my PTA license. In conclusion, Georgia Military College has really excelled me to greater heights educationally and socially.”

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Concentration Courses

BIO 207 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 6qh

This course is an integration of anatomical structure with physiological function, systematically examining basic histology and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems. Laboratory work includes histology, dissection, and physiological experiments. Lecture 4.5 hours; Laboratory 1.5 hours.
Prerequisite: BIO 123 or BIO 211

BIO 208 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

This course a continuation of the study of human systems, with emphasis on the endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory work includes extensive histology, dissection, and physiological experiments appropriate to systems studies. Lecture 4.5 hours; Laboratory 1.5 hours.

KIN 200 Introduction to Kinesiology

This course is an introduction to the field of kinesiology. Including the history, importance, and philosophy of physical activity. Areas of study will include motor behavior, sport and exercise psychology and sociology of physical activity, biomechanics, physiology, and careers and professions in kinesiology, exercise science, and physical activity.

KIN 210 Structural Kinesiology

The course is a study of the anatomical structures, biological systems, and physical principles of kinesiology as they relate to human movement during physical activities.

Prerequisite: BIO 207

Hiring Partners

GMC is fortunate to have partnerships with a wide range of businesses who hire our graduates. Here are a few of our partners:

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About This Program


The AS in Kinesiology program prepares students for baccalaureate degree work in Kinesiology/Exercise Science at most four-year institutions by preparing them in the basic knowledge of this field. This includes study in the areas of anatomy and physiology, energy systems and bioenergetics, biomechanics, planes of motion, muscular contractions, exercise selection and testing, program design, injury identification and rehabilitation protocols, and coach/athlete interactions. Knowledge in these areas plays a significant role in the professional preparation of the student.

Degree Program Coordinator


Taylor Upole, tupole@gmc.edu

Program Benefits


Students with this degree will be prepared to become personal trainers or fitness instructors; however, completion of a four-year degree in kinesiology or exercise science will prepare students for a career in human health and wellness. With further education, graduates could pursue careers such as athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, physical therapist, occupational therapist, sport psychologist, exercise physiologist, corporate wellness director, or college professor.

Cost for the Degree


Average Cost for this Degree:
$8,280

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