The study of human movement

Elevate the art and science of human movement.

  • design and implement exercise programs
  • prevent and treat athletic injuries
  • train athletes
  • teach group exercise classes
  • instruct physical education classes
  • improve health behaviors
  • promote wellness and prevent illness and disease

Our energetic instructors guide you in the scientific study of traditional and contemporary fitness, coaching, and nutrition strategies, to name a few. Taking our Kinesiology classes can help you improve your own physical fitness. We prepare you for a career in the health fitness industry and provide you with engaging transfer credit moving you on to a four-year program. Don’t wait—get moving! When you study kinesiology at CLC, you get a well-rounded understanding of the human body and gain rewarding career credentials.

Why study Kinesiology with us?

Complete the Kinesiology Exercise Science program at CLC and qualify for highly regarded credentials through:

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Additional accredited fitness organizations

Pursuing a Physical Education or Health Endorsement? We have the Kinesiology and Health and Wellness Promotion classes for you! Reach out to Dr. Joana Pabedinskas, Department Chair, at to discuss your options.


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Kinesiology - Exercise Science Focus

Associate in Science
Transfer Degree

Courses in the program

We offer a wide range of courses in physical activity, exercise physiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation, sports nutrition, wellness coaching —and so much more!

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