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Kinesiology For Transfer (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree is designed to facilitate transfer to a California State University in keeping with SB 1440. This degree reflects the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) supported by the Statewide Academic Senate. A total of 21-24.5 units are required to fulfill the major portion of this degree. Students must also complete the California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements (see the “General Education Requirements and Transfer Information” section of the catalog). Students planning to transfer to SDSU should consult with a counselor.

The following requirements must be met to be awarded an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree:

  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 Requirement.
    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 are also required to earn a “C” grade or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.

The Department of Exercise Science and Wellness offers a solid academic foundation for further study in the fields of Exercise Science, Kinesiology and/or Physical Education. The primary emphasis of the Exercise Science and Wellness major program is to prepare students for successful transfer to baccalaureate (four-year) institutions as well as for entry-level jobs within the fitness industry. The course package for majors is modeled on the preparation for major at the California State University Institutions and allows for an emphasis either in Fitness, Nutrition and Health. The package may also satisfy many requirements for most other California State University institutions as well, but students should check the catalog of the school being considered for its specific requirements.

Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and appreciation of Exercise Science principles.
  2. Identify the basic principles for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.

Associate Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer Major Requirements

Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher.

Required Core
ES-250Introduction to Kinesiology3
BIO-140Human Anatomy4
BIO-141Human Physiology3
BIO-141LLaboratory in Human Physiology1
Select a maximum of one (1) course from any three (3) of the following areas for a minimum of three (3) units:3-4.5
Area 1: Aquatics
Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming
Advanced Swimming
Beginning Lap Swimming for Health and Fitness
Intermediate Lap Swimming for Health and Fitness
Advanced Lap Swimming for Health and Fitness
Area 2: Combatives
Beginning Fencing
Intermediate Fencing
Advanced Fencing
Area 3: Dance
Social and Ballroom Dance I
Social and Ballroom Dance II
Area 4: Fitness
Beginning Cardio Fitness and Resistance Training
Intermediate Cardio Fitness and Resistance Training
Beginning Fitness Circuit
Intermediate Fitness Circuit
Beginning Aerobic Dance Exercise
Intermediate Aerobic Dance Exercise
Beginning Resistance Training
Intermediate Resistance Training
Area 5: Individual Sports
Beginning Badminton
Intermediate Badminton
Advanced Badminton
Beginning Tennis
Intermediate Tennis
Advanced Tennis
Beginning Golf
Intermediate Golf
Advanced Golf
Beginning Gymnastics
Intermediate Gymnastics
Advanced Gymnastics
Area 6: Team Sports
Beginning Basketball
Intermediate Basketball
Advanced Basketball
Beginning Soccer
Intermediate Soccer
Advanced Soccer
Beginning Softball
Intermediate Softball
Advanced Softball
Beginning Baseball
Intermediate Baseball
Advanced Baseball
Beginning Volleyball
Intermediate Volleyball
Advanced Volleyball
List A
Select two of the following:7-9
Elementary Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Human Biology
Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Units for the major21-24.5
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC)37-39
Total Units60