Kinesiology

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Kinesiology

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.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law):

(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 (CSU GE-Breadth).
(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.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
KINES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology 5
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
Select one course maximum from three of the following areas.
Aquatics:
FITNS 442 Swimming III (1)
   or FITNS 440 Swimming I (1)
   or FITNS 441 Swimming II (1)
   or FITNS 443 Swimming IV (1)
   or FITNS 310 Aquatic Fitness I (1)
   or FITNS 444 Swimming V (1)
Fitness:
FITNS 331 Boot Camp Fitness (1)
   or FITNS 324 Mat Pilates (1)
   or FITNS 390 Basic Yoga (1)
   or FITNS 381 Weight Training (1)
   or FITNS 336 Plyometrics: Advanced Conditioning (1)
   or FITNS 306 Aerobics: Cardio-Kickboxing (1)
   or FITNS 383 Olympic and Power Weight Lifting (1)
   or FITNS 307 Aerobic Mix (1)
   or FITNS 326 Mat Pilates II (1)
   or FITNS 356 Core Conditioning V: Trim & Tone (0.5 - 1)
   or FITNS 321 Core Conditioning (1)
   or FITNS 343 Spin Bike (1)
   or FITNS 344 Dynamic Fitness Training I (1)
   or FITNS 412 Taekwondo I (1)
   or FITNS 401 Walking I (0.5 - 1)
   or FITNS 402 Running for Fitness II (0.5 - 1)
Individual Sports:
PACT 410 Wrestling (1)
   or PACT 330 Boxing (1)
   or PACT 391 Tennis II (1)
   or PACT 390 Tennis I (1)
   or PACT 351 Golf II (1)
   or PACT 350 Golf I (1)
Team Sports:
TMACT 340 Football (1)
   or TMACT 330 Volleyball (1)
   or TMACT 320 Basketball (1)
   or TMACT 302 Soccer - Outdoor (1)
   or TMACT 303 Outdoor Soccer II (1)
   or TMACT 331 Volleyball II (1)
   or TMACT 333 Volleyball III (1)
   or TMACT 304 Outdoor Soccer III (1)
   or TMACT 322 Basketball III (1)
   or TMACT 321 Basketball II (1)
A minimum of 4 units from the following: 4
BIOL 309 Contemporary Biology Laboratory (1)
and BIOL 308 Contemporary Biology (3)
PHYS 350 General Physics (4)
STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 5 units from the following: 5
CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry (5)
CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (5)
CHEM 400 General Chemistry I (5)
Total Units: 25

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Career Information

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.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Kinesiology--Exercise Science

The Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health Education, Mathematics, Nutrition, and Science courses provide a framework around which Kinesiology-Exercise students may structure a program to prepare them for obtaining a degree at a 4 year institution. Additionally, specific elective courses are designed to provide students professional development opportunities as well as to prepare them to pass the exams necessary to become fitness professionals; these courses will allow students the opportunity to seek entry level positions as personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and strength and conditioning instructors, or to seek employment at a fitness center or health club. Students are encouraged to refer to requirements from their designated transfer institution to assist them in planning their specific program of study.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology 5
CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry (5) 5
   or CHEM 400 General Chemistry I (5)
HEED 300 Health Science 3
HEED 301 Health and Societal Issues (3) 3
   or HEED 353 Healthy Eating, Stress Management, and Weight Control (3)
   or KINES 410 Personal Trainer Certification: Exercise Science & Fitness Assessment (3)
   or KINES 412 Strength and Fitness Certification (3)
   or KINES 418 Nutrition for Physical Performance (3)
   or KINES 452 Psychology of Sport and Fitness (3)
   or RECR 300 Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services (3)
KINES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) 4
   or STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
FITNS 306 Aerobics: Cardio-Kickboxing (1)
FITNS 307 Aerobic Mix (1)
FITNS 310 Aquatic Fitness I (1)
FITNS 321 Core Conditioning (1)
FITNS 324 Mat Pilates (1)
FITNS 326 Mat Pilates II (1)
FITNS 331 Boot Camp Fitness (1)
FITNS 336 Plyometrics: Advanced Conditioning (1)
FITNS 337 Boot Camp II (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 343 Spin Bike (1)
FITNS 344 Dynamic Fitness Training I (1)
FITNS 345 Dynamic Fitness Training II (1)
FITNS 349 Spin Bike II (1)
FITNS 356 Core Conditioning V: Trim & Tone (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 371 Life Fitness Center Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 372 Life Fitness Strength Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 373 Life Fitness Center Functional Fitness Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 374 Life Fitness Center Cross Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 380 Circuit Weight Training (1)
FITNS 381 Weight Training (1)
FITNS 383 Olympic and Power Weight Lifting (1)
FITNS 385 Weight Training for Competition (1)
FITNS 387 Weight Training for Speed, Agility, Quickness: Advanced (1)
FITNS 390 Basic Yoga (1)
FITNS 392 Yoga (1)
FITNS 401 Walking I (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 402 Running for Fitness II (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 404 Walking III (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 412 Taekwondo I (1)
FITNS 440 Swimming I (1)
FITNS 441 Swimming II (1)
FITNS 442 Swimming III (1)
FITNS 443 Swimming IV (1)
FITNS 444 Swimming V (1)
PACT 330 Boxing (1)
PACT 350 Golf I (1)
PACT 351 Golf II (1)
PACT 390 Tennis I (1)
PACT 391 Tennis II (1)
PACT 393 Tennis III (1)
PACT 394 Tennis, Doubles (1)
PACT 410 Wrestling (1)
TMACT 302 Soccer - Outdoor (1)
TMACT 303 Outdoor Soccer II (1)
TMACT 304 Outdoor Soccer III (1)
TMACT 320 Basketball (1)
TMACT 321 Basketball II (1)
TMACT 322 Basketball III (1)
TMACT 330 Volleyball (1)
TMACT 331 Volleyball II (1)
TMACT 333 Volleyball III (1)
TMACT 340 Football (1)
TMACT 341 Theory of Football Lab (1)
Total Units: 31

The Kinesiology--Exercise Science Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of human development, both normal and abnormal, and the implications for program design.
  • identify and apply standards required by the profession of choice.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of the human body and how its various systems respond.
  • demonstrate oral and written competence in the major field.
  • develop and articulate a statement of values or code of ethics related to the major that reflects one's respect for different ideas, peoples, and cultures and an understanding of the responsible uses of technology.
  • demonstrate continued personal and professional development by reviewing current literature, participating in associations, or sharing knowledge and experience with others.

Career Information

Most career options require a Bachelor's degree. Once a Bachelor's degree is obtained, career opportunities include teaching, coaching, various recreation positions, various health careers, and athletic administration in elementary and secondary schools and colleges.


A.A. in Kinesiology--Teaching and Coaching

The Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health Education, Mathematics, Nutrition, and Science courses provide a framework around which Kinesiology-Exercise students may structure a program to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution. Students are encouraged to refer to requirements from their designated transfer institution to assist them in planning their specific program of study.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2020

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology 5
CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry (5) 5
   or CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (5)
   or CHEM 400 General Chemistry I (5)
HEED 300 Health Science 3
KINES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
KINES 304 Introduction to Sports Management (3) 3
   or KINES 412 Strength and Fitness Certification (3)
   or KINES 418 Nutrition for Physical Performance (3)
   or KINES 451 Principles and Theory of Athletic Coaching (3)
   or KINES 452 Psychology of Sport and Fitness (3)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4) 4
   or STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
FITNS 306 Aerobics: Cardio-Kickboxing (1)
FITNS 307 Aerobic Mix (1)
FITNS 310 Aquatic Fitness I (1)
FITNS 321 Core Conditioning (1)
FITNS 324 Mat Pilates (1)
FITNS 326 Mat Pilates II (1)
FITNS 331 Boot Camp Fitness (1)
FITNS 336 Plyometrics: Advanced Conditioning (1)
FITNS 337 Boot Camp II (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 343 Spin Bike (1)
FITNS 344 Dynamic Fitness Training I (1)
FITNS 345 Dynamic Fitness Training II (1)
FITNS 356 Core Conditioning V: Trim & Tone (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 371 Life Fitness Center Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 372 Life Fitness Strength Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 373 Life Fitness Center Functional Fitness Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 374 Life Fitness Center Cross Training (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 380 Circuit Weight Training (1)
FITNS 381 Weight Training (1)
FITNS 383 Olympic and Power Weight Lifting (1)
FITNS 385 Weight Training for Competition (1)
FITNS 387 Weight Training for Speed, Agility, Quickness: Advanced (1)
FITNS 390 Basic Yoga (1)
FITNS 392 Yoga (1)
FITNS 401 Walking I (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 402 Running for Fitness II (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 404 Walking III (0.5 - 1)
FITNS 412 Taekwondo I (1)
FITNS 440 Swimming I (1)
FITNS 441 Swimming II (1)
FITNS 442 Swimming III (1)
FITNS 443 Swimming IV (1)
FITNS 444 Swimming V (1)
PACT 330 Boxing (1)
PACT 350 Golf I (1)
PACT 351 Golf II (1)
PACT 390 Tennis I (1)
PACT 391 Tennis II (1)
PACT 393 Tennis III (1)
PACT 394 Tennis, Doubles (1)
PACT 410 Wrestling (1)
TMACT 302 Soccer - Outdoor (1)
TMACT 303 Outdoor Soccer II (1)
TMACT 304 Outdoor Soccer III (1)
TMACT 320 Basketball (1)
TMACT 321 Basketball II (1)
TMACT 322 Basketball III (1)
TMACT 330 Volleyball (1)
TMACT 331 Volleyball II (1)
TMACT 333 Volleyball III (1)
TMACT 340 Football (1)
TMACT 341 Theory of Football Lab (1)
A minimum of 2 units from the following: 2
KINES 342 Theory of Baseball (2)
KINES 346 Theory of Basketball (2)
KINES 352 Theory of Football (2)
KINES 354 Theory of Soccer (2)
Total Units: 33

The Kinesiology--Teaching and Coaching Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of human development, both normal and abnormal, and the implications for program design.
  • identify and apply standards required by the profession of choice.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of the human body and how its various systems respond.
  • demonstrate oral and written competence in the major field.
  • develop and articulate a statement of values or code of ethics related to the major that reflects one's respect for different ideas, peoples, and cultures and an understanding of the responsible uses of technology.
  • demonstrate continued personal and professional development by reviewing current literature, participating in associations, or sharing knowledge and experience with others.

Career Information

Most career options require a Bachelor's degree. Once a Bachelor's degree is obtained, career opportunities include teaching, coaching, various recreation positions, various health careers, and athletic administration in elementary and secondary schools and colleges.