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Degree Transfer Degree
Areas of Study Physical Education and Athletics
Associate in Arts for Transfer | SC Program: AA-T.1003

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.

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 transcript will reflect completion of this degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this degree, the student should 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 adaptations 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 below 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, or a “P" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Core

  • ANAT 1*# Human Anatomy with Lab 5
  • KINES 1 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
  • PHY 1*# Physiology with Lab 5
Movement Based Courses - (minimum of 3): 3

Select a maximum of one course from any three of the following areas for a minimum of three units.


  • PE 30A Beginning Swimming (1) OR 
  • PE 30B Intermediate Swimming (1) OR 
  • PE 31 Aqua Aerobics (1) OR 
  • PE 32 Water Polo (1) OR 
  • PE 37 Springboard Diving (1)


  • PE 60 Self Defense (1)

Fitness and Conditioning

  • PE 7 Individual Physical Fitness (1) OR 
  • PE 8 Individual Physical Performance (1) OR 
  • PE 11 Fundamental Conditioning (1) OR 
  • PE 12A Beg. Weight Training and Fitness (1) OR 
  • PE 12B Inter. Weight Training and Fitness (1) OR 
  • PE 15 Aerobic Dance (1) OR
  • PE 16 Aerobic Exercise (1) OR
  • PE 17A Beginning Yoga (1) OR
  • PE 17B Intermediate Yoga (1)

Individual Sports

  • PE 51A Beginning Tennis (1) OR
  • PE 51B Intermediate Tennis (1) OR
  • PE 62 Golf (1) OR

Team Sports

  • PE 69 Football (1) OR
  • PE 70A Beginning Volleyball (1) OR
  • PE 70B Intermediate Volleyball (1) OR
  • PE 71 Softball (1) OR
  • PE 72 Baseball (1) OR
  • PE 74 Soccer (1) OR
  • PE 75 Basketball (1)
List A (Choose two courses from the following): 7-9
  • CHEM 1A*# General Chemistry (5) OR CHEM 2A*# Introduction to Chemistry (5)
  • KINES 2 Sports Emergency Care (3)
  • MATH 14*# Introduction to Statistics (4)
  • PHYS 2A*# General Physics (4)

*May be used to fulfill CSU General Education requirements. See a counselor.

#May be used to fulfill IGETC requirements. See a counselor.

Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree Requirements

Major: 23-25

General Education: 37-39

General Electives: 2-10**

Degree Total Will Not Exceed: 60 Units 

**Number will vary depending on units that double count.

For reference only as of 2019/2020

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