Kinesiology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T), also called the Kinesiology AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Kinesiology AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Kinesiology major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. 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.

The Kinesiology AA-T Degree requires a total of 21-24 units in required courses and restricted electives from the categories below as indicated. The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Required Courses (15 units):
ANAT 231 FGeneral Human Anatomy4
ANAT 240 FHuman Physiology5
PE 252 FIntroduction to Kinesiology3
Movement Based Courses - Select a maximum of one (1) course from any three (3) of the following areas for a minimum of three units: Aquatics, Combatives, Dance, Fitness, Individual Sports or Team Sports:3
Beginning Swimming1
Swim for Fitness1
Water Aerobics/Pool Exercise1
Water Polo1
Self Defense-Boxing1
Jazz I1
Tap Dance I1
Tap Dance II1
Hip Hop Dance I1
Social Dance1
Introduction to Ballet2
Ballet I: Beginning Ballet2
Ballet II: Advanced Beginning Ballet2
Ballet III: Intermediate Ballet2
Introduction to Modern Dance2
Beginning Modern Dance (formerly DANC 107 F)2
Advanced Beginning Modern Dance (formerly DANC 108 F)2
Intermediate Modern Dance2
High Intensity Interval Training (formerly Cardiovascular Conditioning)1
Walking for Fitness1
Cardio Step (formerly Cardio Step Aerobics)1
Lifetime Fitness1
Cardio Kickboxing (formerly Cardio Kick Boxing Aerobics)1
Body Building/Body Development and Weight Lifting1
Weight Training/Weight Lifting1
Individual Sports
Gymnastics - Tumbling (formerly Gymnastics)1
Team Sports
Intermediate/Advanced Basketball (formerly Basketball)1
Soccer II (formerly Soccer)1
Intercollegiate Basketball - Men1
Intercollegiate Basketball - Women1
Restricted Electives - Select courses from the following (6-9 units):6-9
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Chemistry for Allied Health Science5
General Chemistry I
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Physics for the Life Sciences I4
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences I
First Aid, CPR, and Safety Education3
Total Units21-24

Outcome 1:  Demonstrate an understanding the relation of the kinesiology and physiology of the anatomy as it relates to movement.