2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Kinesiology Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The Kinesiology major consists of courses appropriate for an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree, which provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline, and preparation for transfer to any CSU that accepts the AA-T. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a beginning level of knowledge, skill, theory and strategy in at least one sport or physical activity.
  • Explain and apply basic physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sports settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the body in human performance.
  • Recognize the principles of physical fitness development and maintenance as well as the body’s responses to physical activity.
  • Acquire an understanding of those factors instrumental in the development and performance of motor skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value and significance of physical activity for human interactions, and quality of life.
  • Analyze the history, research, and current information in Kinesiology and their current applications.
  • Use campus and/or community resources to participate actively in their own education.
  • Display leadership, cooperation, sportsmanship and integrity through active participation in fitness and sports.
  • Encourage and promote the value of lifelong learning and quality of life through health, sport, fitness and physical activity.

Graduation Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education- Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-Breadth).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.


Course ID Title Units
KNES 51   Introduction to Kinesiology 3
BIO 11  * Human Anatomy 4
BIO 12  * and Human Physiology 4
Select a maximum of one course each from any three of the following movement-based course areas (3-4.5 units):
KNES 41  or Swimming for Nonswimmers 1
KNES 41   Swimming for Nonswimmers 1.5
KNES 42  * or Intermediate Swimming 1
KNES 42  * Intermediate Swimming 1.5
KNES 44  * or Aquatic Conditioning 1
KNES 44  * Aquatic Conditioning 1.5
KNES 90   Beginning Self-Defense 1
KNES 93   Beginning Karate 1
KNES 1  or Cardiovascular Conditioning 1
KNES 1   Cardiovascular Conditioning 1.5
KNES 8  or Beginning Cardio Kickboxing 1
KNES 8   Beginning Cardio Kickboxing 1.5
KNES 50  or Aerobic Dance 1
KNES 50   Aerobic Dance 1.5
KNES 65  or Introduction to Mat Pilates 1
KNES 65    Introduction to Mat Pilates 1.5
Individual Sports
KNES 20   Beginning Golf I 1
KNES 24  or Beginning Tennis I 1
KNES 24   Beginning Tennis I 1.5
KNES 25  * or Beginning Tennis II 1
KNES 25  * Beginning Tennis II 1.5
KNES 26  * or Intermediate Tennis 1
KNES 26  * Intermediate Tennis 1.5
Team Sports
KNES 70  or Basketball 1
KNES 70   Basketball 1.5
KNES 71  * or Advanced Basketball 1
KNES 71  * Advanced Basketball 1.5
KNES 72  or Beginning Soccer 1
KNES 72   Beginning Soccer 1.5
KNES 76   Beginning Volleyball 1
KNES 77  * Intermediate Volleyball 1
KNES 81   Beginning Beach Volleyball 1
List A:  Select two courses (7-10 units) from the following:
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3
BIO 20   Introduction to Biology 4
CHEM 108  or Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry 4
CHEM 1A  * General Chemistry 5
PHYS 2A  * or Introduction to Physics 5
PHYS 4A  * General Physics 5



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.  

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