Kinesiology Transfer Program of Study

As a Kinesiology major, understanding your options is important.  Common tracks are pre-physical therapy, physical education, athletic training, and exercise science. Kinesiology is an applied learning major and is primarily offered through the CSU system.   CSU schools require the completion of 60 transferable units that include English 1A, a critical thinking course, and an oral communication class.

Working with a counselor is the best way to map out a transfer plan.  We highly recommend that you make an appointment with a counselor to develop an education plan that meets your needs.

The courses listed below are commonly required major preparation classes for this major at 4-year transfer institutions.  This is not a degree, but a list of preparation course options for transfer. Required classes can vary, please visit the Assist website for specific CSU and UC major prep classes.

Link to ASSIST Website

Common CSU Kinesiology Major Prep Classes
Course Prefix Course Name Units
ANAT 10AIntroductory Human Anatomy4
ANAT 35Human Anatomy5
ANAT 10BIntroductory Human Physiology4
ANAT 36Human Physiology5
BIOL 1General Biology4
BIOL 2Plant and Animal Biology4
BIOL 4Biology for Majors4
or BIOL 4H Biology for Majors - Honors
CHEM 50General Chemistry I5
or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
CHEM 51General Chemistry II5
CHEM 80Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM 81Organic Chemistry II5
KIN 3First Aid and CPR3
KIN 5Advanced First Aid/CPR/Emergency Response3
KIN 17Introduction to Kinesiology3
KIN 19Introduction to Care/Prevention of Activity/Sports -Related Injuries3
KIN 34Fitness for Living3
MATH 110Elementary Statistics3
PSYC 10Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
MATH 130College Algebra4
MATH 150Trigonometry3
MICR 1Principles of Microbiology5
MICR 22Microbiology4
PHYS 1Physics4
PHYS 2AGGeneral Physics4
PHYS 2BGGeneral Physics4
PHYS 6AGeneral Physics with Calculus5
PHYS 6BGeneral Physics with Calculus5
PHYS 4AEngineering Physics5
PHYS 4CEngineering Physics5
PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
General Education Patterns

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (UC/CSU)
California State University General Education (CSU) 

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