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AA Transfer Kinesiology

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) 49-58 units (full certification is required)
  • Core and suppport courses (33-35 units, of which 8-18 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

*Important Note: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.

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.

Online Courses for Kinesiology AAT

The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see the Class Schedule for verification.

NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses

BIOL 40A Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5
BIOL 40B Human Anatomy & Physiology II 5
BIOL 40C Human Anatomy & Physiology III 5
KINS 1 Introduction to Kinesiology 5

Support Courses

A. Complete one course from three of the five areas (3-4 Units):

Area 1: Aquatics
PHED 10A Aquatics: Level I, Beginning Swimming 1
PHED 10B Aquatics: Level II, Intermediate Swimming 1
PHED 10C Aquatics: Level III, Masters Swimming/Advanced Swim Training 1
PHED 11A Water Exercise 1
PHED 11B Aquatic Fitness 1
PHED 13 Beginning Water Polo 1
PHED 13A Intermediate Water Polo 1
PHED 13C Water Polo: Game Skills 1
Area 2: Dance
DANC 1A Beginning Ballet 1
DANC 1B Intermediate Ballet 1
DANC 1C Advanced Ballet 1
DANC 2A Beginning Modern Dance 1
DANC 2B Intermediate Modern Dance 1
DANC 3A Beginning Jazz Dance 1
DANC 3B Intermediate Jazz Dance 1
DANC 4A Beginning Ballroom & Social Dance 1
DANC 4B Intermediate Ballroom & Social Dance 1
DANC 4C Advanced Ballroom & Social Dance 1
DANC 13A Introduction to Contemporary Dance 1
DANC 13B Intermediate Contemporary Dance 1
DANC 14 Dance Conditioning 1
DANC 18A Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance 1
DANC 18B Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance 1
Area 3: Fitness
PHED 20A Beginning Mat Pilates 1
PHED 20B Intermediate Mat Pilates 1
PHED 21 Foundations of Yoga 1
PHED 21A Beginning Hatha Yoga 1
PHED 21B Intermediate Hatha Yoga 1
PHED 21C Advanced Hatha Yoga 1
PHED 21D Vinyasa Flow Yoga 1
PHED 22 Beginning Flexibility & Mobility 1
PHED 22A Intermediate Flexibility & Mobility 1
PHED 22B Pilates & Yoga 1
PHED 22C Core Conditioning 1
PHED 22E Cross Training for Endurance 1
PHED 23A Trail Hiking 1
PHED 23B Day Hiking 1
PHED 27 Walk for Health 1
PHED 27A Run for Fitness 1
PHED 27B Intermediate Run for Fitness 1
PHED 27C Intermediate Walk for Fitness 1
PHED 41 Indoor Cycling: Spin 1
PHED 41A Indoor Cycling: Hills & Sprints 1
PHED 41B Intermediate Indoor Cycling 1
PHED 45 Fitness for Life 1
PHED 45A Foundations of Strength & Conditioning 1
PHED 45C Circuit Training 1
PHED 46 Weight Lifting for Health & Fitness 1
PHED 46A Intermediate Weight Training for Health & Fitness 1
PHED 46B Advanced Weight Lifting for Health & Fitness 1
PHED 47B Thighs, Abs & Gluteus (TAG) 1
PHED 47C High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 1
PHED 49A Survivor Training 1
PHED 49B Boot Camp Training 1
Area 4: Individual Sports
PHED 15A Beginning Pickleball 1
PHED 15B Intermediate Pickleball 1
PHED 18 Beginning Tai Chi (Taiji) 1
PHED 18B Intermediate Tai Chi (Taiji) 1
PHED 18C Advanced Tai Chi (Taiji) 1
PHED 24 Introduction to Golf 1
PHED 24A Swing Development for the Experienced Golfer 1
PHED 24C Intermediate Golf Course Play 2
PHED 24D Advanced Golf Course Play 2
PHED 25A Swing Analysis 1
PHED 25B Beginning Golf Course Play 2
PHED 26 Beginning Tennis Skills 1
PHED 26A Intermediate Tennis 1
PHED 26C Beginning Doubles Tennis 1
PHED 36A Beginning Archery 1
PHED 36B Intermediate Archery 1
PHED 36C Advanced Archery 1
PHED 37 Beginning Badminton: Singles & Doubles 1
PHED 37A Intermediate Badminton: Singles & Doubles 1
PHED 37B Advanced Badminton: Singles & Doubles 1
Area 5: Team Sports
PHED 33 Beginning Table Tennis 1
PHED 33A Intermediate Table Tennis 1
PHED 38A Basketball Fundamentals 1
PHED 38B Basketball Game Skills 1
PHED 38C Beginning Basketball 1
PHED 40 Beginning Volleyball 1
PHED 40A Intermediate Volleyball 1


B. And complete two courses from the following (10-11 Units):

MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 5
or PSYC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 5
or SOC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 5
PHYS 2A General Physics 5
and PHYS 2B and General Physics 5
Total Units

Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirements.

For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements, please visit  Associate Degree for Transfer-Kinesiology 2023-2024.

Based on the 2023 - 2024 degree program.