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

PROGRAM CODE: 1A32135

This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Kinesiology major to achieve an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T in Kinesiology) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospective transfer student for upper division coursework in Kinesiology or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university's requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree.

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AS-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students with a degree in Kinesiology may pursue careers in a variety of health science professions including physical training, physical therapy, fitness instruction, coaching and athletics. The completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work.

To earn an AA-T in Kinesiology students must complete the following requirements:

  1. a minimum of 21-23 semester units or 31.5-34.5 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district,
  2. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis,
  3. the California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern,
  4. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units, and
  5. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Required Core Courses (11 units):
KIN 230 C Introduction to Kinesiology (formerly PE 252 C)3
BIOL 231 CGeneral Human Anatomy4
BIOL 241 CGeneral Human Physiology4
Select one unit from three of the following areas (3 units):3
Aquatics
Surfing (formerly PE 122 C)0.5-1
Swimming (formerly PE 134 C)0.5-1
Swimming - Intermediate-Advanced (formerly PE 135 C)0.5-1
Springboard Diving (formerly PE 136 C)0.5-1
Springboard Diving - Intermediate - Advanced0.5-1
Swim for Fitness (formerly PE 149 C)0.5-1
Water Aerobics (formerly PE 151 C)0.5-1
Combatives
Kick-Boxing (formerly PE 163 C)0.5-1
Self-Defense (formerly PE 170 C)0.5-1
Fitness
Yoga-Intermediate0.5-1
Vinyasa Yoga0.5-1
Yoga (formerly PE 102 C)0.5-1
Restorative Yoga0.5-1
Hatha Yoga0.5-1
Cardiovascular Conditioning (formerly PE 114 C)0.5-1
Walking for Fitness0.5-1
Cardio Step (formerly PE 129 C)0.5-1
Cardio Step - Intermediate (formerly Step Aerobics - Intermediate)0.5-3
Mountaineering/Rock Climbing (formerly PE 142 C)0.5-1
Body Sculpt (formerly PE 148 C)0.5-1
Cardio Blast (formerly PE 150 C)0.5-1
Fitness Training (formerly PE 152 C)0.5-1
Power Training (formerly PE 156 C)0.5-1
Strength Training (formerly PE 159 C)0.5-1
HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training (formerly PE 161 C)0.5-1
Boot Camp Workout (formerly PE 168 C)0.5-1
Cardio Core (formerly PE 178 C)0.5-1
Body Building and Development (formerly PE 182 C)0.5-1
Total Body Fitness (formerly PE 187 C)0.5-1
Weight Training and Lifting (formerly PE 193 C)0.5-1
Trail Hiking0.5-1
Spinning-Beginning0.5-1
Spinning-Intermediate0.5-1
Spinning - Advanced0.5-1
Athletic Weight Training (formerly PE 104 C)0.5-3
Conditioning for Athletes (formerly PE 162 C)0.5-3
Individual Sports
Badminton (formerly PE 105 C)0.5-1
Table Tennis (formerly PE 107 C)0.5-1
Bowling - Beginning (former PE 108 C)0.5-1
Bowling - Intermediate0.5-1
Bowling - Advanced0.5-1
Gymnastics-Tumbling (formerly PE 119 C)0.5-1
Tennis - Beginning (formerly PE 139 C)0.5-1
Tennis - Intermediate (formerly PE 141 C)0.5-1
Tennis - Advanced0.5-1
Golf - Beginning (formerly PE 115 C)0.5-1
Golf - Intermediate (formerly PE 157 C)0.5-1
Golf - Advanced0.5-1
Pickleball - Beginning0.5-1
Pickleball - Intermediate0.5-1
Pickleball - Advanced0.5-1
Team Sports
Futsal - Beginning (formerly PE 109 C Futsal-Indoor Soccer)0.5-1
Futsal - Intermediate0.5-1
Futsal - Advanced0.5-1
Volleyball - Beginning (formerly PE 144 C)0.5-1
Volleyball - Intermediate (formerly PE 145 C)0.5-1
Volleyball - Advanced0.5-1
Beach Volleyball - Beginning (formerly PE 126 C)0.5-1
Beach Volleyball - Intermediate (formerly PE 128 C)0.5-1
Beach Volleyball - Advanced0.5-1
Basketball - Beginning (formerly PE 181 C)0.5-1
Basketball - Intermediate (formerly PE 160 C)0.5-1
Basketball - Advanced0.5-1
Water Polo (formerly PE 146 C)0.5-1
Soccer (formerly PE 171 C or PE 189 C)0.5-1
Softball (formerly PE 172 C)0.5-1
Baseball (formerly PE 180 C)0.5-1
Flag Football (formerly PE 197 C)0.5-1
List A - Select two courses from the following (7-9 units):7-9
Introduction to Probability and Statistics 24
Probability and Statistics: Social Sciences (same as SOC 161 C)
Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as SOC 161HC)
Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (same as PSY 161 C)
Honors Probability and Statistics-Social Sciences (Same as PSY 161HC)
Chemistry for Health Science Majors l5
Preparation for General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
College Physics I4
FIrst Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
Total Units21-23