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Follow your passion for sports, health, and wellness by pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Kinesiology at Wharton County Junior College. Our program prepares you for further education and opens the door to a thriving career in this rapidly growing field.

Program Details

Experience a dynamic learning environment that combines academic excellence with hands-on training, setting you on the path to success in the thriving field of Kinesiology. Learn more about our Kinesiology program and find course descriptions in the WCJC Catalog.

If you’re passionate about coaching, fitness, and the diverse disciplines within the kinesiology profession, our kinesiology program offers the perfect opportunity to cultivate your interests. The program covers vital topics such as: 

  • Personal & Community Health
  • First Aid
  • Drug Use and Abuse
  • Foundations of Kinesiology
  • Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness

After graduation, explore careers in athletic training, sports management, physical education, personal training, rehabilitation, and wellness coaching. Or take what you learned at WCJC and continue your education to earn a bachelor’s degree at a four-year school. The world of kinesiology is brimming with possibilities, and our comprehensive curriculum ensures you're ready to seize these exciting opportunities.

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Meet the Faculty

Our dedicated faculty members are passionate and committed to your success. With years of experience in their respective fields, they're ready to share their knowledge, expertise, and support.

Ms. Krutilek received her B.S. in Sports Science from Upper Iowa University in 1996. She obtained her Master's in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University in 2001. Ms. Krutilek joined WCJC in the spring of 2017. She currently teaches Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness, Foundations of Kinesiology, Drug Use/Abuse, First Aid, and Health at the Wharton and Sugar Land campuses.

Building: Wharton Campus, Gym 102
Phone: (979) 532-6925

Mr. Cabrales joined Wharton County Junior College in Fall 2023.  He is the WCJC's Women's Volleyball Head Coach and instructor of Kinesiology.  Mr. Cabrales received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston and is in the process of obtaining his Master's Degree in Coaching and Exercise Science.  Previously, he had been a teacher and coach at The Kinkaid School and surrounding Houston area private schools.  He comes with 15+ years of experience in coaching and teaching.  He mentors student athletes and builds confidence and leads them to make decisions that will directly and positively influence their future.

Office: Wharton Campus - Gym 206
Phone: (979) 532-6371

Mr. Porras obtained his A.A. from Wharton County Junior College, B.S. from the University of New Mexico, and M.S. from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. He started at WCJC in 2018 as a part-time assistant Baseball Coach and has been Head Baseball coach since 2021. Mr. Porras teaches  Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness, Weightlifting, Drug Use,and Abuse as well as Foundations of Kinesiology.

Office: Wharton Campus, Gym 305
Phone: (979) 532-6481

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