Special to The Laredo Sun
LAREDO, TEXAS – Finding the time for your education has never been easier thanks to a new online degree available for the first time this spring at Laredo Community College.
Students interested in a career in sports management, adaptive physical education, athletic training, coaching, sports psychology or fitness can take advantage of LCC’s new online associate of science in kinesiology degree.
According to LCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Marisela Rodriguez, this new online degree was created to meet a need amongst certain types of students.
“This new online degree will benefit students who need flexibility and are unable to attend courses on campus. We are trying to meet the needs of all our students. This way, if students are not able to attend a traditional, face-to- face course, they will be allowed to complete their degree through an online option,” said Rodriguez.
The AS degree is a two-year general education degree designed to provide a broad and balanced education. Students must earn a minimum of 60 semester credit hours, 42 of which are made up of core classes. Students may choose which kinesiology courses can make up the remaining 18 hours.
Among the many course options available are KINE 1301 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Sports, KINE 1308 Sports Officiating I, and KINE 2356 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.
Upon completion of the AS degree, students will be eligible to work in a variety of different careers, or they can transfer to a four year university.
The LCC online AS kinesiology degree transfers to most state universities, including Texas A&M International University, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M University Kingsville.
Additional courses may be required. Students will need to contact their transfer school to learn more.
Registration for the Spring 2015 semester is now underway.
Students new to LCC can apply online by visiting www.laredo.com/apply.
First-time students and general studies majors need to be advised before registering. To get advised, students can visit the Student Success Center at Lerma Peña Building at the Fort McIntosh Campus or in the William N. “Billy” Hall Jr. Student Center, room 116, at the South Campus.
Both locations are open for advising Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m.
Students can schedule an appointment with an advisor by contacting the LCC Student Success Center at the Fort McIntosh Campus at 721-5135 or at the South Campus at 794-4135. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments take priority.
The first day of the Spring 2015 semester is Tuesday, Jan. 20.
For more information about the new online kinesiology degree, contact the Kinesiology Program at 721-5858.