Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Applied Health, Nutrition, and Kinesiology

Contact Information

Dean: Al Taccone

Office: Building 4800, 760.795.6881

Full-Time Faculty

Joanne Benschop

Associate in Arts Degree

Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Applied Health, Nutrition, and Kinesiology

The integrated pattern of courses listed below is focused on the theoretical and applied aspects of health and nutrition. These courses can assist students in developing an understanding of the theories and concepts related to healthful living strategies and provide a foundation for entry into allied health careers. Students transferring to a four year university may choose courses that will provide a basic foundation for further university study in areas such as kinesiology, nutrition, nursing, and the health sciences. Potential career paths include the fields of food science, dietetics and nutrition, education, community health education, athletic training, physical therapy, and medical technicians. Students are advised to meet with a counselor to select courses that are most appropriate to their educational goal.

To earn this associate degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units of credit (including major and general education courses).
  • Complete all courses required in the major with a “C” or “P” or better.
  • Complete the CSU-GE (Plan B) or IGETC (Plan C) general education pattern.
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at MiraCosta College.
Program Student Learning Outcome Statement
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to develop communication, critical thinking, and intellectual skills that effectively prepare him/her for lifelong learning and for advanced study in a wide range of majors at the university level.

Students must complete a total of 18 units.
List A: Select a minimum of 6 units from the following courses:6
Introductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lecture/Lab)
Introductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lecture)
Foundations of Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity, and Organismal Biology
Foundations of Biology: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology
Foundations of Biology: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology (Honors)
Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy (Honors)
Human Physiology
Introduction to Microbiology
Introductory General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: For Allied Health Majors
Introductory General Chemistry: For Allied Health Majors
Introductory General Chemistry: For Allied Health Majors (Honors)
Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry: For Allied Health Majors
Preparation for General Chemistry: For Science Majors
General Chemistry I: For Science Majors
General Chemistry I: For Science Majors (Honors)
General Chemistry II: For Science Majors
General Chemistry II: For Science Majors (Honors)
List B: Select 6 units from the following courses:6
Principles of Health
Introduction to Kinesiology
Physical Education in the Elementary School
Techniques in Athletic Training
Techniques and Analysis of Fitness and Weight Training
Nutrition Today
Nutrition Today (Honors)
Human Performance and Sports Nutrition
List C: Select a minimum of 6 units from the following courses:6
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology (Honors)
Biostatistics
Business Statistics
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Aging
Statistics
Basic Medical Terminology
Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition
Nutrition and Aging
General Psychology
General Psychology (Honors)
Statistics for Behavioral Science
Statistics for Behavioral Science (Honors)
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology (Honors)