AS, Community Health Science

Kinesiology Track

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  TMCC has transfer agreements with the following institutions.

  • University of Nevada, Reno  

The Associate of Science, Community Health Science, Kinesiology Track provides the lower division coursework towards bachelor degrees in community health, public health, health education, and other related areas and satisfies the lower division major requirements towards the UNR Bachelor of Science in Community Health Science, Kinesiology Specialization. The B.S. in Community Health Science Kinesiology prepares students for work in coaching, physical education instruction, and personal training. In addition, it is an excellent preparation for applying to Professional Schools in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Programs.

Outcomes

Students completing this degree track will:

  • Recognize how the social, cultural, economic, political, geographical and biological environments affect personal and community health.
  • Describe and apply behavioral strategies to promote personal health and wellness, and disease and illness prevention.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and interpret evidence-based information, and effectively communicate, in both written and oral formats, on topics related to community health.
  • Describe the mechanics and physiology of the human body as it relates to physical health.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English 13-6
Required:
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
Science[6]
Required:
BIOL 190A
BIOL 190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 121General Chemistry I4
Social Science3
Recommended:
General Psychology
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Science 2[6]
U.S. and Nevada Constitution 2[3]
Degree Requirements
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHS 101Introduction to Community Health Sciences3
CHS 102Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness3
CHS 200Introduction to Public Health Biology3
CHS 280Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health3
NUTR 121Human Nutrition3
Electives
Select 11-14 units of the following11-14
General Microbiology
Introduction to Environmental Health 3
Medical Terminology 4
Bioethics
PEX/DAN (up to 2 units)
Or any transferable college-level units
Total Units60
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
English 6 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 5 3
Mathematics 4 3
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BIOL 190A
BIOL 190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (with Lab) 4
English 5 3
Elective 6 1
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHS 200 Introduction to Public Health Biology 3
Electives 5 4
Social Science/Diversity 6 3
 Semester Total14
4th semester
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHS 280 Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health 3
Electives 5 6
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions/Humanities 5 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units60