Kinesiology Associate in Arts Degree

Division: Kinesiology


The Kinesiology Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students with a knowledgeable base of physical fitness, health practices, and professional activities for entry into the discipline of physical education/kinesiology/athletics. Further specialization is possible by combining the Associate of Arts Degree with electives chosen from a certificate program in fitness, aquatics, or coaching. A student may also elect to work toward a transfer program preparing for entry to a four-year institution.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability and reading requirements;
  4. (4) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires completion of 18-21 units.
Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (9-11 units):
BIOL 101 CGeneral Biology3-5
or BIOL 101HC Honors General Biology
or BIOL 102 C Human Biology
or BIOL 160 C Integrated Medical Science
or BIOL 210 C Anatomy and Physiology
or BIOL 231 C General Human Anatomy
KIN 230 C Introduction to Kinesiology (formerly PE 252 C)3
Select at least three units from Kinesiology Activity courses (KIN 100 C - KIN 222 C)3
Elective Courses - Select from the following (9-10 units):9-10
General Human Physiology4
Elementary School Movement - Kinesiology (formerly PE 231 C)3
First Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
Athletic Injuries-Prevention and Care (formerly PE 236 C)3
Sports Officiating (formerly PE 240 C)3
Theory of Coaching Basketball (formerly PE 266 C)3
Theory of Coaching Baseball (formerly PE 267 C)3
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (formerly Human Performance)3
Sports Management (formerly PE 247 C)3
Psychology of Sport (formerly PE 248)3
Sport and United States Society (formerly PE 250 C)3
Movement Anatomy3
Strength and Conditioning3
Exercise Physiology3
Exercise Testing and Prescription3
Kinesiology - Internship Seminar3
Contemporary Personal Health (formerly KIN 284 C)3
Foundations of Recreation and Leisure Services3
Principles of Community Recreation
Recreation Leadership and Diverse Groups3
Total Units18-21