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Degrees & Certificates


Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement throughout our lifespan.  Students will be introduced to the evidence-based research supporting the wellness effects of exercise in our communities, schools, work place and clinical settings.  Kinesiology provides areas of study in teaching (pedagogy), coaching, group and personal training, health/fitness promotion, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and development, athletic training, sports management, dance, adapted physical education, sports psychology, sports nutrition, exercise equipment design/testing, wellness coaching, cardiac rehabilitation, gerokinesiology, as well as pre-professional training for physical therapy, medicine and research.

Associate in Art for Transfer option (AA-T)

(Program: 127000 State Code: 36026)

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor's Office.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.

  • A grade of “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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the fundamental principles of kinesiology, including functional anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development and the application of these sciences to fitness and skill development, exercise progression, programming, design and goal setting.

  2. Identify rules, strategies, techniques, safety and effectiveness cues and etiquette of the various movement activities and sports.

  3. Examine and evaluate progressive adaptation to physical activities and the relationships to health promotion, wellness, fitness, and lifestyle/behavior modifications.

  4. Evaluate and appraise the vast applied and clinical career opportunities in the field of kinesiology and other related fields.

MAJOR: 13 COURSES | 21 - 24 UNITS | AA-T


Courses Only - No Degree/Certificate


Courses Only - No Degree/Certificate

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