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Health Sciences Cuyamaca

Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a California State University (CSU) by fulfilling lower-division requirements for the disciplines of Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Physical Education. This major provides preparation for careers in physical therapy, coaching, personal training, and other allied health professions by including classes oriented toward fitness, wellness, and health promotion throughout the lifespan.

The following is required for the AA-T in Kinesiology for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: If following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • List and define the five basic components of physical fitness.
  • Describe the concepts of frequency, intensity, and time and how they relate to personal fitness goals.
  • Outline a basic strategy for achieving fitness through the lifespan.
  • List options within the community for continued lifelong physical activity.
  • List benefits of daily physical activity.
  • Demonstrate competence in acquiring sound nutritional information.
  • Demonstrate improvement in sport skills.
  • Outline appropriate goals and activities for increasing the fitness of children.
  • Describe appropriate preventive measures as well as treatments for various sport injuries.
  • List and describe opportunities for employment in the field.
  • Describe their field of interest and a course of instruction that will meet their professional needs.

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
BIO-140Human Anatomy4
BIO-141Human Physiology3
BIO-141LLaboratory in Human Physiology1
ES-250Introduction to Kinesiology3
Movement Based Courses
Select one course from three different areas for a minimum of three units:3-4
Self Defense for Women
Beginning Aerobic Dance Exercise
Intermediate Aerobic Dance Exercise
Beginning Body Building
Intermediate Body Building
Beginning Physical Fitness
Intermediate Physical Fitness
Beginning Fitness Boot Camp
Intermediate Fitness Boot Camp
Beginning Yoga
Intermediate Yoga
Individual Sports
Beginning Badminton
Intermediate Badminton
Beginning Tennis
Intermediate Tennis
Beginning Golf
Intermediate Golf
Team Sports
Beginning Basketball
Intermediate Basketball
Beginning Soccer
Intermediate Soccer
Beginning Volleyball
Intermediate Volleyball
List A
CHEM-102Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry5
or CHEM-141 General Chemistry I
MATH-160Elementary Statistics4
or PSY-215 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Units in the Major23-24
11.5/10 units may be double-counted with GE
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU) 139/37
Total Transferable Elective Units8.5-9.5/9-10
Total Units60

Please note: SDSU accepts this degree for students transferring into Exercise Science Generalist.


General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)