The Kinesiology degree and classes offer students an opportunity to enrich their education with emphasis on improved individual physical well-being as well as to prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Coaching and Fitness Management. Students may obtain an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer and optimize preparation for advanced degrees in Kinesiology at four-year institutions. Typical employment opportunities in the field are in the areas of teaching, coaching, personal or group training, fitness instruction, fitness specialists, physical therapy assistants, recreation, as well as managerial positions in athletics and recreation centers.
The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (Kinesiology AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
A student graduating with an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer may transfer to a CSU Campus to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology or similar programs.
To earn a Kinesiology AA-T degree, students must complete:
- Certified completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on transfer courses.
- Obtainment of a “"C" grade or better, or "P," in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. Although a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students take the course for a letter grade (A, B, or C) due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residency at the college granting the degree.
|KIN V81||Fundamentals of Kinesiology||3|
|ANAT V01||Human Anatomy||4|
|PHSO V01||Human Physiology||4|
|Units from Kinesiology Areas (no more than one course from each area)||3|
|Units from List A||6-9|
|Additional Units Requirements|
|CSU General Education or IGETC-CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Electives (CSU transferrable units to reach 60)||3-16|
|KIN V02||Swimming I||1|
|KIN V03||Swimming II||1|
|KIN V04||Swimming III||1|
|KIN V06||Swimming IV||1|
|KIN V50A/CJ V11A||Aikido I||1|
|KIN V52||Self-Defense and Assault Prevention||1|
|KIN V76A||Tai Chi I||1|
|KIN V10||Aerobic and Strength Training||1|
|KIN V14||Step Aerobics||1|
|KIN V20||Walking to Restore Fitness||1|
|KIN V22||Running for Fitness||1|
|KIN V26||Weight Training and Conditioning: Free Weights||1|
|Individual Sports Area|
|KIN V44A||Tennis I||1|
|Team Sports Area|
|KIN V40A||Basketball I||1|
|KIN V46A||Volleyball I||1|
|KIN V46B||Volleyball II||1|
|KIN V48A||Soccer I||1|
|BIOL V12||Human Biology||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|KIN V80||First Aid, Safety, AED, and CPR for the Professional||3|
|MATH V44||Elementary Statistics||4|
|or PSY V04||Introductory Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences|
See a counselor or consult assist.org, if you plan to transfer to a UC campus or a college or university other than a CSU.