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Kinesiology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Banner code: 2_AAT_KIN
Financial aid: Eligible 

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is an integrated discipline that focuses on scientific, functional and mechanical processes of the human body. Students will learn and understand how to display increasing confidence and preparation in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to; sports medicine, exercise physiology, philosophy, sociology and psychology of sport, personal training, biomechanics, motor development and coaching. This degree will prepare students to pursue further study and achievement of a baccalaureate degree in the discipline of Kinesiology.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific, functional and mechanical processes of the human body.
  2. Apply strong verbal and writing communication both in academic and professional settings.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of movement and skill in a variety of sports and activities.

Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements

Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Required Courses - Core
KIN G100Introduction to Kinesiology3
BIOL G220Human Anatomy4
BIOL G225Human Physiology4
Movement Based Courses
Select a maximum of one (1) course from any four (4) of the following areas for a maximum of three units:3
PE G111Swimming1
PE G130Yoga1
PE G132Pilates For Fitness1
PE G173Introduction To Weight Training1
PE G181Muscular Strength Training1
Individual Sports
PE G114Surfing1
PE G150Badminton1
PE G158Tennis1
Team Sports
PE G186Activities - Basketball0.5-1
PE G192Soccer1
PE G195Volleyball0.5-1
List A
Select two of the following:7-9
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics4
BIOL G100Introduction To Biology4
CHEM G180General Chemistry A5
PHYS G120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics4
KIN G101First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation3
Major Total21-23
GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)37-39
Total units that may be double-counted16
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 114-18
Total Units60