Degree Requirements

Associate in Arts in kinesiology for transfer degree

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

NOTE: Students intending to transfer into this major at any CSU should consult with a counselor and visit www.assist.org for guidance on appropriate transfer coursework.

General Education: In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the following general education options:
  • The IGETC pattern (page 106) is accepted by all CSU campuses and most UC campuses and majors. It is also accepted by some private/ independent or out of state universities.
  • The CSU GE pattern (page 113) is accepted by all CSU campuses and some private/independent or out of state universities. It is not accepted by the UC system.

It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.

* Course also fulfills general education requirements for the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. No more than 60 units are required.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some CSU campuses and majors may require a higher GPA. Please see a counselor for more information.
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major (see list below). All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE; see page 113 for more information); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum pattern (IGETC; see page 106 for more information).

Electives as needed to meet maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units required for the degree.

Goals
The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or a related major in the California State University (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree. Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Career Options
Careers related to this field typically require education beyond the associate degree level and some may require a graduate degree.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy*
4
BIOL 235 Human Physiology*
3
EXSC 241B Introduction to Kinesiology 3
Select a minimum of one course from any three of
the following areas for a maximum of three units:

Combatives
EXSC 147A Kickboxing I - Fundamental
1
EXSC 148A Martial Arts I - Fundamental 1
Fitness
EXSC 125A Aerobic Dance I 1
EXSC 125B Aerobic Dance II
 1
EXSC 125C Aerobic Dance III
 1
EXSC 125D Aerobic Dance IV 1
EXSC 127A Cardio Kickboxing I - Fundamentals
1
EXSC 129A Step Aerobics I - Fundamentals 1
EXSC 135A Individual Conditioning I - Fundamentals  1
EXSC 139A Weight Training I  1
EXSC 139B Weight Training II
 1
EXSC 139C Weight Training III  1
EXSC 139D Weight Training IV 1
EXSC 145A Yoga I-Fundamentals of Yoga  1
Individual Sports
EXSC 154A Badminton I  1
EXSC 166A Golf I
 1
EXSC 178A Tennis I
 1
Team Sports 
EXSC 158A Basketball I  1
EXSC 174A Soccer I
 1
EXSC 176A Softball I  1
EXSC 182A Volleyball I  1
Select two of the following courses (minimum eight units)
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture and 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory2
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or  
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics  3
 Total: 22 

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree on page 81.