Kinesiology (AA-T Degree A0454)

Kinesiology Division 

Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in kinesiology, exercise science, pre-physical therapy, athletic training, and other related health professions. This degree provides guaranteed admission with junior status to the CSU system. Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree, students will attain a scientific foundation of Kinesiology as well as a movement-based competency that prepares them in pursing a bachelor's or master's degree and/or professional certification in sports medicine, exercise science, sports management, athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, health promotion, and coaching or related fields.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer, students must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of IGETC pattern of CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree of transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses14
Introduction to Kinesiology
Introductory Human Anatomy
Introductory Human Physiology
Movement Based Course List - Select one (1) course from three (3) separate areas for a total of three (3) units:
Aquatics
Swimming - Beginning
Swimming - Intermediate
Water Polo
Aquatic Fitness
Combatives
Mixed Martial Arts
Jeet Kune Do - Beginning
Jeet Kune Do - Intermediate
Self Defense and Martial Arts
Filipino Martial Arts - Beginning
Filipino Martial Arts - Intermediate
Jiujitsu - Beginning
Jiujitsu - Intermediate
Women's Self Defense
Tai Chi Chuan - Beginning
Tai Chi Chuan - Intermediate
Kickboxing Beginning
Kickboxing Intermediate
Dance
Ballet I
Ballet II
Modern I
Jazz I
Tap I
Pilates Fundamentals
Social Dance Forms I
Social Dance Forms II
Ballet Fundamentals
Latin Dance I
Modern Fundamentals
Modern II
Jazz II
Jazz Fundamentals
Tap II
Theater Dance I
Theater Dance II
Classical Dance
Commercial Dance
Commercial Dance II
Pilates I
Pilates II
Fitness
Weight Training - Beginning
Weight Training - Intermediate
Strength Training
Core Performance and Foundation Movement
Cardiorespiratory Training Beginning
Cardiorespiratory Training Intermediate
Circuit Training Beginning
Circuit Training Intermediate
Aerobics - Beginning
Aerobics - Intermediate
Individual Sports
Badminton - Beginning
Badminton - Intermediate
Golf - Beginning
Golf - Intermediate
Tennis - Beginning
Tennis - Intermediate
Tennis - Advanced
Yoga
Team Sports
Basketball Beginning
Basketball Intermediate
Beginning Soccer
Soccer Intermediate
Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball
Volleyball - Beginning
Volleyball - Intermediate
Volleyball - Advanced
Required Electives6
Select two (6 units minimum)
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
General Biology
Biology for Majors
Biology for Majors - Honors
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I - Honors
General Physics
Engineering Physics
First Aid and CPR
Total Units20

Program Learning Outcomes

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Guided Pathways of Study

When students can identify a career goal early on in their educational journey, they are more likely to complete on time and succeed. Consistent guidance and a clear outline of the required courses help support students decisions in choosing the right program for them. Explore below to find the programs that most interest you.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
KIN 17 Introduction to Kinesiology 3 3
CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry 5 5
Select 1-3 movement courses from list 3  
Aquatics, Combative, Dance, Fitness, Individual Aquatics, Combative, Dance, Fitness, Individual  
Sports, Team Sports Sports, Team Sports  
 Units12
Winter Term 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 1
CSU ART/H CSU GE C-1 or C-2 Art/Hum Crse 4 3-4
CSU CRTTH CSU Area A-3 Crit Thnkg Course 3 3-4
Select one course from 3 movement courses 3  
Aquatics, Combative, Dance, Fitness, Individual Aquatics, Combative, Dance, Fitness, Individual  
Sports, Team Sports Sports, Team Sports  
 Units6-8
Summer Term 1
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3 3
 Units3
Fall Term 2
ANAT 10A Introductory Human Anatomy 4 4
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3 3
CSU ARTS CSU GE C1 Arts Crse 3 3
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3 3
Select one course from 3 movement courses 3  
Aquatics, Combative, Dance, Fitness, Individual Aquatics, Combative, Dance, Fitness, Individual  
Sports, Team Sports Sports, Team Sports  
 Units13
Winter Term 2
CSU SELF CSU GE E Lifelong n SelfDev cr 3 3
 Units3
Spring Term 2
ANAT 10B Introductory Human Physiology 4 4
CSU HUM CSU GE C2 Humanities Crse 3 3-4
CSU BEHAV CSU GE D Social Sciences Crse 3 3
CSU ELECT CSU Trnsf Course (Elective) 3 1-5
CSU elective is placeholder for the 3 movement 3  
courses-no elective course is needed courses-no elective course is needed  
 Units11-16
 Total Units52-59
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