Tyler Junior College

Health and Kinesiology

The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in athletic health care. In cooperation with physicians and other allied health personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings.

Athletic trainers prevent, examine, and treat athletes’ injuries. They also work with team doctors to provide physical therapy for athletes who are recovering from injuries and to show athletes how to build their strength and avoid further injury. Other duties may include recommending special diets and exercises, ordering equipment and supplies, and keeping records on the athletes with whom they work.

An Associate of Science degree with the health studies option will prepare students to enter a variety of fields associated with studies in health career applications. Graduates seek careers in corporate, community, and educational settings in fitness and wellness. Many students continue their education at the baccalaureate and master’s levels to prepare for careers in dietetics, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, and other related fields.

An Associate of Science degree with the kinesiology option will prepare students to enter a variety of fields associated with sports, exercise science, education and/or motor development. Graduates seek careers in corporate, community, and educational settings in fitness and wellness. Many students continue their education at the baccalaureate and master’s levels to prepare for careers in coaching, exercise physiology, bio mechanics, sport psychology, sport sociology, and other related fields.

Outdoor leaders typically lead organized groups on educational and/or recreational outing activities. They often specialize in their own areas of interest including, but not limited to, activities that incorporate aspects of camping, backpacking, rock climbing, paddlesports, ropes course facilitation, mountain biking, and fundamental outdoor skills. Competent outdoor leaders must possess technical skills, as well as the ability to understand and manage interpersonal group dynamics and safety for self and others. Career options may include opportunities with organized camps, educational settings, interpretive positions, and/or ecotourism ventures.

Majors

  • Kinesiology (AS)
  • Outdoor Leadership (AS)
  • Athletic Training (AS)
  • Health Studies (AS)

Faculty

  • Jack Caddell
  • Dr. Jonathon J. "Jon" Groth
  • Dana L. Hatch
  • Trenia Denise Tillis
Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/kinesiology

Kinesiology Contact Information

Roland Schick
Department Chair
Office: OHPE-119

Email: rsch@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2553

Advising contact: 903-510-2425