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Note: The former Physical Education program (PED) is now referred to as Kinesiology.

About the Program

Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement!

It involves designing and implementing exercise programs, studying about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, instructing physical education classes, teaching group exercise classes, creating health behavior change strategies, exploring health promotion and disease prevention, and more!

Taking Kinesiology classes at CLC can help students to improve their own level of physical fitness, prepare for a career in the health fitness industry, and provide engaging transfer credit moving on to a four-year program.

Successful completion of the certificate and/or degree programs in Kinesiology will prepare students for highly regarded credentials through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and other accredited fitness organizations.

Some of the highly sought after careers available to graduates may include Fitness Director, Exercise physiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Rehabilitation Aide, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Physical Education Teacher.

For those interested in transferring, examples of Illinois four year schools offering a B.S. in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science/Movement Science focus include University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola, DePaul, Elmhurst, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois (SI), Northern Illinois University (NIU), and Northeastern Illinois University.