Kinesiology A.A-T Degree

Kinesiology is the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. The Kinesiology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (Kinesiology AA-T degree) provides students with an education in the core aspects of Kinesiology. The Kinesiology AA-T degree prepares students for transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Kinesiology.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

To earn a Kinesiology AA-T degree, students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements:

  • completion of the following major requirements with grades of C or better; 
  • completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and 
  • certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.

It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.

Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution and major in Kinesiology should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

REQUIRED CORE: (11 units) Units
KIN 200 Introduction to Physical Education and Kinesiology 3
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
  and
BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
  or
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy 4
  and
BIOL 261 Human Physiology 4
 
MOVEMENT BASED COURSES: (3 UNITS MINIMUM)

SELECT ONE COURSE MAXIMUM FROM ANY THREE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS.

COMBATIVE:
Units
KINF 190A Beginning Tai Chi 1
KINF 190B Intermediate Tai Chi 1
KINF 190C Advanced Tai Chi 1
 
FITNESS: Units
KINF 101A Beginning Boxing for Fitness 1
KINF 101B Intermediate Boxing for Fitness 1
KINF 101C Advanced Boxing for Fitness 1
KINF 105A Beginning Low Impact Aerobics 1
KINF 105B Intermediate Low Impact Aerobics 1
KINF 105C Advanced Low Impact Aerobics 1
KINF 108A Beginning Weight Training 1
KINF 108B Intermediate Weight Training 1
KINF 108C Advanced Weight Training 1
KINF 127A Beginning Walking for Fitness 1
KINF 127B Intermediate Walking for Fitness 1
KINF 127C Advanced Walking for Fitness 1
KINF 138A Beginning Physical Fitness 1
KINF 138B Intermediate Physical Fitness 1
KINF 138C Advanced Physical Fitness 1
KINF 168A Beginning Yoga 1
KINF 168B Intermediate Yoga 1
KINF 168C Advanced Yoga 1
 
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS: Units
KINS 103A Beginning Badminton 1
KINS 103B Intermediate Badminton 1
KINS 103C Advanced Badminton 1
 
TEAM SPORTS: Units
KINS 104A Beginning Basketball 1
KINS 104B Intermediate Basketball 1
KINS 104C Advanced Basketball 1
KINS 116A Beginning Soccer 1
KINS 116B Intermediate Soccer 1
KINS 116C Advanced Soccer 1
KINS 120A Beginning Softball 1
KINS 120B Intermediate Softball 1
KINS 120C Advanced Softball 1
KINS 124A Beginning Volleyball 1
KINS 124B Intermediate Volleyball 1
KINS 124C Advanced Volleyball 1
 
LIST A: SELECT TWO COURSES(6 UNITS MINIMUM)FROM THE FOLLOWING: Units
MATH 108 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
  or
ECON 208 Business and Economic Statistics 4
BIOL 100 General Biology 4
CHEM 150 General Chemistry I 5
  or
CHEM 150H General Chemistry I - Honors 5
KIN 231 First Aid and CPR 3
PHYSIC 151 General Physics for the Life Sciences I 4
 
Major Total: 21-24 Units
 
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU requirements: 37-39 Units
 
Total Units that may be Double Counted for CSU-GE or IGETC : 10 Units
 
CSU electives (as needed to reach 60 transferrable units): 7-12 Units
 
Total Units 60
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Students completing courses included in the Kinesiology AA/T program will demonstrate an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge base needed for employment, or other participation, in the field of Kinesiology and related fields.
  2. Students completing the courses included in the Kinesiology AA/T program will develop an understanding of the potential employment opportunities within the field of Kinesiology and related fields.
  3. Students completing the courses included in the Kinesiology AA/T program will qualify for transfer to a four-year institution within the CSU system

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