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Kinesiology, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AAT_KIN
Control Number: 31334

Students graduating with an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology within the CSU system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Kinesiology AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe major concepts, theoretical principles, empirical findings, and historical trends in Kinesiology.
  2. Know, comprehend, and apply scientific principles to movement, exercise, and sport, including the demonstration of knowledge and skill in fitness activities, aquatics, combatives, individual sports, and/or team sports.
  3. Analyze and evaluate how anatomical and physiological systems impact human movement.
  4. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Core Courses
BIOL A220Human Anatomy5
BIOL A225Human Physiology5
KIN A202Introduction to Kinesiology3
Movement-Based Courses (see list)3
List A
Select two of the following:7-9
Human Biology
Introduction to Chemistry
General Chemistry A
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics
Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics
Total Major Units23-25
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Degree Units60

Kinesiology AA-T Movement-Based Course List 

Course Title Units
Select one (1) course from three (3) separate areas for a total of three (3) units:3
Area 1-Aquatics
Aqua Fitness
Swimming for Fitness Level 1
Swimming Level 1
Outrigger Canoeing
Surfing and Ocean Safety Level 1 1
Area 2-Combatives
T'ai Chi Chih 1
Area 3-Fitness
Cardiovascular Fitness
Weight Training Level 1
Fitness Programs I
Strength and Conditioning
Walking for Fitness Level 1
Step Cardio & Core Level 1
Triathlon Techniques
Area 4-Individual Sports
Hatha Yoga - Level I
T'ai Chi Chih 1
Surfing and Ocean Safety Level 1 1
Tennis Level 1
Bowling Level 1
Golf Level 1
Rock Climbing Level 1
Hatha Yoga Level II
Area 5-Team Sports
Badminton Level 1
Soccer Level 1
Volleyball Level 1
Total Units3