Kinesiology AA-T Degree
Provides students with a common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in the CSU system.
Associate in Arts for Transfer | SC Program: AA-T.1003
Kinesiology is an excellent major for students interested in careers in occupational therapy, exercise physiology, teaching, and athletic training. Kinesiology majors often focus on topics like nutrition, motor function, and wellness.
The Associates 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.
Choose your path
Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.
A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year16 Units Total
This course is an introduction to the process of human communication with emphasis on public speaking. The subjects covered are speech topic selection, audience analysis, information competency (e.g. researching, evaluating and using supporting materials), presentation outlining, principles of effective speech delivery, critical evaluation of speeches, and presentation of informative and persuasive speeches. Most students will have the opportunity to be recorded and to use presentational technology. College level writing skills will be expected on all papers, outlines and short essays. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Note: May be taken concurrently with PHY 1.
This course offers a systematic hands-on approach to the anatomy of the human body. It covers the structural organization of the human body: gross and microscopic anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, from cellular to organ system levels of organization. Human cadaver prosections and/or mammalian dissections are used in conjunction with models and new technology. This course is intended for nursing, kinesiology, physical therapy, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, surgical technology, physical therapy, and other allied health related majors. It may be taken concurrently with Physiology 1.
Spring Semester, First Year14 Units Total
An introductory course in statistics designed to show the role of modern statistical methods in the process of decision making. Concepts are introduced by example rather than by rigorous mathematical theory. The following topics will be covered: measures of central tendency and dispersion, regression and correlation, probability, sampling distributions including the normal, t, and chi-square, statistical inference using confidence intervals and hypotheses testing. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is an introduction to United States and California government and politics, including their constitutions, political institutions and processes, and political actors. An examination of political behavior, political issues, and public policy, this course satisfies the CSU requirement in U.S. Constitution and California State and local government (US-2 and US-3). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Fall Semester, Second Year15 Units Total
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present. The course covers the rise of industrialization, the expansion of America into world affairs, the causes and results of the Great Depression, the world wars of the 20th century, the Cold War, and post-9/11 America. This course satisfies the CSU requirement for US History (US-1). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, Second Year15 Units Total
This course offers a survey of the development of the major civilizations of the world from 1500 to the present. The focus is on the political, economic, social, intellectual, and religious forces in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe from 1500 to the present day. This course offers multiple perspectives of the dynamic interaction of peoples and cultures that shaped this era of world history. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a survey of inorganic chemistry and some organic chemistry suitable for agriculture and nursing students. The basic fundamentals of the metric system, chemical nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, energy changes, states of matter, solutions, chemical equilibria and kinetics, and organic functional groups are presented. The quantitative nature of chemistry is developed by introduction of the Avogadro's number and the mole and continuing with stoichiometry, gas law, solution concentrations and pH calculations. The lecture/discussion portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States. It examines social justice movements in relation to ethnic and racial groups in the United States to provide a basis for a better understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political conditions among key social groups including, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latina/o Americans. This course examines the systemic nature of racial/ethnic oppression through an examination of key concepts including racialization and ethnocentrism, with a specific focus on the persistence of white supremacy. Using an anti-racist framework, the course will examine historical and contemporary social movements dedicated to the decolonization of social institutions, resistance, and social justice. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
Need a print out? Feel free to download and/or print out a copy of the sample program map(s).
- Kinesiology AA-T - Full-Time Pathway (PDF)
*These printouts are currently not yet available, but they will be linked as soon as they're ready!
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