This Kinesiology program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to complete the lower division coursework required for four-year programs in at least one kinesiology/physical education degree option. This program is for students who plan to transfer to a California State University (CSU). Completion of the CSU General-Breadth or IGETC general education pattern is required. It is highly recommended that students meet with a counselor because the degree options and general education requirements vary for each college/university.
To earn an associate transfer degree, students must complete the following 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:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education –Breadth Requirements.
(B) 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. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
The Kinesiology degree is designed to facilitate students’ successful transfer to the baccalaureate programs. Baccalaureate programs may include, but are not limited to, exercise science, health promotion, physical education, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation, and exercise and movement science. The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology can provide a foundation for students interested in working in these careers or careers in related fields.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- identify and apply standards required by the profession of choice.
- demonstrate and articulate a statement of values or code of ethics related to the major that reflects his or her respect for different ideas, peoples, and cultures.
- develop an understanding of the uses of technology in kinesiology, physical education, and sports analysis, research, and results.
- demonstrate continued personal and professional development by reviewing current literature, participating in associations, or sharing knowledge and experience with others.
- demonstrate an understanding of human development, both normal and abnormal, and the implications for program design.
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of the human body and how its various systems respond.
- apply knowledge of the human body to develop appropriate fitness programs and fitness assessments to evaluate and analyze program and student success.
Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.