Students using the Shasta College Weight Room

 ​Associates in Arts for Transfer​: Kinesiology​


The associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transfer to the California State University system in the Kinesiology major. The degree is designed to prepare students for a variety of career options in the field of Kinesiology such as teaching, exercise science, sports medicine, and physical therapy.  Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs. This degree is approved through the California Community College Chancellor's Office. Upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student's transcripts will reflect completion of this degree.


Upon successful completion of this degree, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and apply the concepts, theoretical principles, and historical and current trends in the field of Kinesiology.
  • Understand how exercise in the form of physical activity contributes to the physiological responses and adaptions of the human body.
  • Apply critical thinking, writing, reading, oral communication, and quantitative and qualitative analysis to skill and movement-related concepts.
  • Identify and apply the scientific principles of movement, exercise, and sport including the knowledge and skill in the listed activity course families of fitness, aquatics, individual sport and team sport.
  • Transfer to the California State University level programs with a comprehensive foundation in Kinesiology courses.​ 


In addition to the 37-39 unit general education pattern for CSU or IGETC, students must complete the core courses listed above for the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree.  Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in each major course.  A "P" (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.​

Suggested Sequences of Classes for Associate in Arts: Kinesiology

​​Semester Offered\Method of ​Instruction​
​Semester 1​
Cou​rse​ Course Name Units Fall Spring Summer
ANAT 1*# Human Anatomy (with Lab)
5 units FF FF
KINES 1 Foundations of Kinesiology
3 units FF,O FF,O ​FF,O
​​and One of the following:
​Aquatics:​ ​
​PE 30A ​Beginning Swimming 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF ​FF
​PE 30B ​Intermediate Swimming 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF ​FF
​PE 31 ​Aqua Aerobics 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF ​FF
PE 32​ ​Water Polo 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF ​FF
​PE 37 ​Springboard Diving 1unit​​ ​FF ​FF ​FF
​Semester 2
PHY 1*# Physiology with Lab
5 units FF FF
and One of the following :
​PE 60 ​Self Defense 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
or ​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Fitness and Conditioning:​​
​PE 11 ​Fundamental Conditioning 1​ unit ​FF ​FF
​PE 12A ​Beg. Weight Training and Fitness 1 unit​ ​FF FF​
​PE 12B ​Inter. Weight Training and Fitness 1unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 15 ​Aerobic Dance 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 16 ​Aerobic Exercise 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 17 ​Yoga ​1 unit FF​ ​FF
​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Semester 3
Take Two from the Following:

CHEM 1A*# ​General Chemistry 5 units​ ​FF ​FF
​CHEM 2A*# ​Introduction to Chemistry 5 units​ ​FF ​FF
​KINES 2 ​Sports Emergency Care 3 units​ ​FF ​FF
​MATH 14*# ​Introduction to Statistics 4 units​ ​FF ​FF
​PHYS 2A*# General Physics ​4 units ​FF ​FF
and One of the following:​ ​​

​Individual Sports:​ ​
​PE 51A Beginning Tennis
​1 unit ​FF ​FF
​PE 51B ​Intermediate Tennis 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 62 ​Golf 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
Team Sports: ​
​PE 69 ​Football 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 70A ​Beginning Volleyball 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 70B ​Intermediate Volleyball 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 71 ​Softball 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 72 ​Baseball 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 74 ​Soccer 1 unit​ ​FF ​FF
​PE 75 ​Basketball              1 unit ​FF ​FF
​​​​​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Required for Major: 23-25 units
​GE Total: 37-39* units
​​ General Electives: 2-9* units
Degree Total: 60 units
Key to table abbreviations
O = Course is Offered Online​ 
ITV ​= Course is offered through ​Interactive Video​ 
​​FF = course is offered Face to Face (in-person​)​​

​* May be used to fulfill CSU Ge​neral Education requirements. See a Counselor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
# May be used to fulfill IGETC​ requirements. See a Counselor​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​