Academic Catalog

Kinesiology, AA-T

Program Description

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree will provide students with a strong foundation in the interdisciplinary academic study of human movement, physical activity and sport and prepare students to transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs as Kinesiology majors and/or majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to determine the lower division course requirements for the specific CSU to which they plan to transfer. Graduates will have a solid foundation in kinesiology principles, anatomy and physiology, movement skills, selected business and/or science or health options to pursue upper division course work.

Learn more about the program on the Kinesiology website.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree will enable students to:

  • Obtain a critical understanding from the sub-disciplines in kinesiology for personal fitness, healthy lifestyles, sport, and/or therapeutic rehabilitation.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to further develop movement competency in kinesiology.
  • Effectively communicate the essential theories, scientific applications, and ethical considerations related to kinesiology.
  • Identify social and cultural equity issues related to kinesiology for various populations.
  • Apply theoretical and scientific knowledge from the sub-disciplines in real life settings.

In addition, the Kinesiology degree instills lifelong learning skills from the knowledge and understanding of the applicability of kinesiology principles in everyday life.

Units Required

  • Major: 33-35

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (33-35 units, of which 8-18 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
BIOL 40AHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I5
BIOL 40BHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II5
BIOL 40CHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III5
KINS 1INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY5
Support Courses
A. Complete one course from three of the five areas:3-4
1. Aquatics
AQUATICS: LEVEL I, BEGINNING SWIMMING
AQUATICS: LEVEL II, INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
AQUATICS LEVEL III, MASTERS SWIMMING/ADVANCED SWIM TRAINING
WATER EXERCISE
AQUATIC FITNESS
BEGINNING WATER POLO
INTERMEDIATE WATER POLO
WATER POLO: GAME SKILLS
2. Dance
BEGINNING BALLET
INTERMEDIATE BALLET
ADVANCED BALLET
BEGINNING MODERN DANCE
INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE
BEGINNING JAZZ DANCE
INTERMEDIATE JAZZ DANCE
BEGINNING BALLROOM & SOCIAL DANCE
INTERMEDIATE BALLROOM & SOCIAL DANCE
ADVANCED BALLROOM & SOCIAL DANCE
BEGINNING COUNTRY-WESTERN LINE DANCING
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY DANCE
INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY DANCE
DANCE CONDITIONING
INTRODUCTION TO HIP-HOP DANCE
INTERMEDIATE HIP-HOP DANCE
3. Fitness
KICKBOXING FOR FITNESS
INTERMEDIATE KICKBOXING FOR FITNESS
ADVANCED KICKBOXING FOR FITNESS
BEGINNING MAT PILATES
INTERMEDIATE MAT PILATES
FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA
BEGINNING HATHA YOGA
INTERMEDIATE HATHA YOGA
ADVANCED HATHA YOGA
VINYASA FLOW YOGA
RESTORATIVE YOGA
BEGINNING FLEXIBILITY & MOBILITY
INTERMEDIATE FLEXIBILITY & MOBILITY
PILATES & YOGA
CORE CONDITIONING
CROSS TRAINING FOR ENDURANCE
TRAIL HIKING
DAY HIKING
WALK FOR HEALTH
RUN FOR FITNESS
INTERMEDIATE RUN FOR FITNESS
INTERMEDIATE WALK FOR HEALTH
INDOOR CYCLING: SPIN
INDOOR CYCLING: HILLS & SPRINTS
INTERMEDIATE INDOOR CYCLING
FITNESS FOR LIFE
FOUNDATIONS OF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
CIRCUIT TRAINING
WEIGHT LIFTING FOR HEALTH & FITNESS
INTERMEDIATE WEIGHT TRAINING FOR HEALTH & FITNESS
ADVANCED WEIGHT LIFTING FOR HEALTH & FITNESS
THIGHS, ABS & GLUTEUS (TAG)
HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)
SURVIVOR TRAINING
BOOT CAMP TRAINING
4. Individual Sports
BEGINNING PICKLEBALL
INTERMEDIATE PICKLEBALL
BEGINNING KARATE
INTERMEDIATE KARATE
BEGINNING TAI CHI (TAIJI)
INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI (TAIJI)
ADVANCED TAI CHI (TAIJI)
INTRODUCTION TO GOLF
SWING DEVELOPMENT FOR THE EXPERIENCED GOLFER
INTERMEDIATE GOLF COURSE PLAY
ADVANCED GOLF COURSE PLAY
SWING ANALYSIS
BEGINNING GOLF COURSE PLAY
BEGINNING TENNIS SKILLS
INTERMEDIATE TENNIS
BEGINNING DOUBLES TENNIS
BEGINNING ARCHERY
INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY
ADVANCED ARCHERY
BEGINNING BADMINTON: SINGLES & DOUBLES
INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON: SINGLES & DOUBLES
ADVANCED BADMINTON: SINGLES & DOUBLES
BOWLING FOR FITNESS
5. Team Sports
FUTSAL: INDOOR SOCCER BEGINNING
FUTSAL: INDOOR SOCCER INTERMEDIATE
FUTSAL: INDOOR SOCCER ADVANCED
BEGINNING TABLE TENNIS
INTERMEDIATE TABLE TENNIS
BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS
BASKETBALL GAME SKILLS
BEGINNING BASKETBALL
BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL
INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
ULTIMATE I
B. And complete two courses from the following:10-11
HUMAN BIOLOGY
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY
SURVEY OF INORGANIC & ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
INTEGRATED STATISTICS II
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
or SOC 7
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
GENERAL PHYSICS (CALCULUS)
GENERAL PHYSICS
and GENERAL PHYSICS
Total Units33-35