Mission College Kinesiology

Division: Applied Sciences
Division Chair: Janice Morgan
Email: janice.morgan@wvm.edu
Tel: 408-855-5397

Department Chair: Jeff Nelson
Email: jeff.nelson@wvm.edu
Tel: 408-855-5367
Counseling: 408-855-5030


The Mission College Kinesiology program combines a variety of physical education activities, including Fitness, Dance, Individual Sports, Team Sports, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Exercise Science Theory classes.

  • A wide variety of options.
  • Outstanding facilities including tennis court and new gymnasium.
  • Excellent fitness opportunities, dance facilities, and weight lifting rooms.
  • Athletics
  • Dance Performance Videos!
Career Options:
  • Instructor/Assistant
  • Coach
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Recreational Supervisor
  • Personal Trainer

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

  • Associate In Arts For Transfer (AA-T)
    The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.
  • Fitness Specialist-Aerobic Emphasis
  • Fitness Specialist-Personal Trainer Emphasis
Additional Catalog Information

Check catalog information for Certificate requirements and course lists.

Kinesiology PDF

  • Adaptive WHP
  • Athletic Team Training
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Lifetime Sports Certification
  • Fitness Specialist
    certificate required courses



This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.

Learning Outcomes (Kinesiology) 

Upon successful completion of courses in the Kinesiology/ Athletic Department, students will be able to demonstrate proper technique and body alignment, efficiency of movement, and spatial awareness measured by written, oral and skill tests. These tests will be specific to the activity and require 70% accuracy.

Activity classes include: combatives, sports (athletic/recreational), dance, fitness, theory and wellness. Tests will include the following criteria:

  • Accurately perform skills that are unique to the activity
  • Demonstrate the ability to use equipment and space safely and efficiently
  • Work within teams or groups
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop short-term and long-term goals specific to the activity
  • Analyze, adjust and employ strategic tactics during competition
  • Exhibit self-discipline, self-motivation, and good sportsmanship including concepts of fair play
Kinesiology Gainful Employment Disclosure
Learning Outcomes (Athletics)
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to work within teams and exhibit good sportsmanship and concepts of fair play.
    The department will assess students progress through the end of season exit forms. Coaches will complete one for every athlete on their team. Each sport has rules governing sportsmanship and fair play. The game officials enforce the rules and consequences are given. Each exit form will indicate the number of technical fouls, red cards, etc., for every athlete. The results will be discussed with the athlete during an exit interview.
  • Students will develop an individual training program specific to their sport, their strengths and their weaknesses.
    Each individual sport will have a standard training program. The program will be individualized with goals for each athlete, with input from the student, the coach and the athletic trainer. At the end of the season, an exit interview will be conducted with every athlete to determine whether their goals were met. The outcome of the exit interview will be attached to the sportsmanship exit form.
  • Students will develop short term and long term academic goals.
    Every student will develop a Student Educational Contract (SEC) with the athletic counselor to establish a plan for their academic goals. The students will be required to meet with the athletic counselor at least one time per semester.
    The athletic department has created grade checks to monitor the progress of the students academic work. The grade checks will be conducted twice throughout each semester and the student will be referred to the appropriate tutorials as needed. Our hope with this is to catch potential problems early in order to increase the retention of our student-athletes.