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Kinesiology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Banner code: 2_AAT_KIN
Control number: 31541
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
Aquatics
PE G111Swimming1
Fitness
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-counted7-12
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)7-12
Total Units60

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general course maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, completion of short-term certificates, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. However, this may not be an appropriate path for all students.  The two-year sequence is based on English and Math placement and meeting other course prerequisites. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
KIN G100Introduction to Kinesiology3
BIOL G100Introduction To Biology4
ENGL G100Freshman Composition ^4
Area A1: Oral communication course3
Area C1: Arts course3
Units17
Course Title Units
Semester 2
PSYC G100Introduction To Psychology (or other Area D: Social & Behavioral Science course)3
HIST G170History Of The United States To 1876 (Area C2: Humanities course)3
or HIST G175 History of the United States Since 1876
Area A3: Critical Thinking course3-4
Individual Sport or Fitness or Team Sport1
Select one of the following:3-5
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics (recommended to satisfy Area B4: Math requirement)4
CHEM G180General Chemistry A5
PHYS G120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics4
KIN G101First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation3
Units13-16

Year 2:

Course Title Units
Semester 3
BIOL G220Human Anatomy4
PSCI G180American Government (Area D: Social & Behavioral Science course)3
or PSCI G181 American Government: The Politics of Race and Ethnicity
Area B1: Physical Science course (without lab)3
CSU Transferable elective coursework for a total of 6 units6
Units16
Course Title Units
Semester 4
BIOL G225Human Physiology4
Aquatics course (PE G111)1
Individual Sport or Fitness or Team Sport1
Area C: Arts & Humanities course3
Area F: Ethnic Studies course3
CSU Transferable elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Units15
Total minimum units required60