Kinesiology, Associate in Science for Transfer

PENDING APPROVAL

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree is designed as a seamless pathway for transfer for students planning to attend a California State University (CSU) with a major in kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement, considering knowledge, theory, and practice in a physical activity and sport context. Human movement is examined from various perspectives, ranging from cell structure to the place of exercise, physical activity, and sport in society This degree emphasizes lower division preparation for opportunities in teaching or in Physical Education and other fields such as physical therapy, special education, recreation, athletic training, research and positions in private industry or in public service.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Program completers will identify the psychological aspects and dynamics of individual and team sports
  2. Program completers will understand human anatomy and physiology pertaining to major body systems.
  3. Program completers will have the knowledge to understand and assess the health, fitness, and basic nutritional aspects of physical education
  4. Program completers will have the skills and knowledge needed to transfer to university level programs with a comprehensive foundation in physical education.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  1. California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern - 40 units
  2. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern - 37 units

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 12 units

BIOL 031

Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 032

Human Physiology

5

PETHEORY 040

Introduction to Physical Education and Exercise Science

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Movement-Based Courses - Complete 3 units from at least 3 different Groups.

Group 1 - Aquatics

 

PEACTIV 001

Beginning Swimming

1

PEACTIV 001D

Swim for Health

1

Group 2 - Fitness

 

PEACTIV 010A

Beginning Fitness Walking

1

Group 3 - Individual Sports

 

PEACTIV 022

Tennis

1

PEACTIV 024A

Volleyball I

1

PEACTIV 025A

Basketball I

1

PEACTIV 031A

Beginning Bowling

1

Area B - Complete 6 units selected from:

BIOL 011

Humans in a Biological World

4

H ED 031

Emergency Response

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

PHYSC 002A

General Physics

4

or

 

 

PHYSC 04A

Principles of Physics: Mechanics

4

Minimum Major Units Required: 21

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60