Kinesiology A.A.-T. Degree (12400.AAT)

School of Athletics and Sport Sciences

ADT Logo

The goal of the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T in Kinesiology) is designed to prepare students for transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology or similar major.

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T) is designed for students who are planning on transferring to a California State University (CSU). Upon completion of the transfer associate degree, the student is eligible for transfer with junior standing into the CSU system. Students will be given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college area of emphasis.

For an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T), students must complete the following:

  1. 60 semester CSU-transferable units.

  2. the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

  3. a minimum of 18 semester in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.

  4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

  5. earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Note: Students are not required to complete any additional local graduation requirements for the AA-T (e.g., PE and Computer and Information Literacy courses).

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

A. Develop an integrated kinesiological approach to encourage the adoption of healthy and physically active lifestyles, across diverse populations.

B. Relate personal development, such as positive self-esteem, self-responsibility, leadership, decision-making, cooperation, self-reflection and empowerment during physical activity.

C. Identify and analyze the fundamental concepts and scientific foundations of kinesiology.

Visit the Program Mapper for more information on when to take classes and career information.

Program Requirements

Program Core: (20-23 Units)


BIOL-16 General Human Anatomy


BIOL-18 Principles of Physiology


KINE-01 Introduction to Kinesiology


Movement Based Courses: Minimum 3 Units
Select courses from any three (3) of the following areas for a minimum of three (3) units.


Area 1: Aquatics:
KINE-20 Aqua Aerobics (1)
KINE-24A Beginning Swimming (1)
KINE-24B Techniques and Stroke Development for Swimming (1)
KINE-24C Swimming for Fitness (1)

Area 4: Fitness:
KINE-30 Group Exercise (1)
KINE-31 Aerobic Training (1)
KINE-32 Circuit Weight Training (1)
KINE-33 Weight Training (1)
KINE-34 Fitness Through Activity (1)
KINE-35 Flexibility and Cardiovascular Fitness (2)
KINE-36 Walking for Fitness (2)

Area 5: Individual Sports
KINE-41 Tennis (1)
KINE-42 Golf (1)

Area 6: Team Sports
KINE-12A Beginning Baseball (1)
KINE-12B Intermediate Baseball (1)
KINE-13 Beginning Basketball (1)
KINE-14 Beginning Volleyball (1)
KINE-15 Softball (1)
KINE-16 Football-Offensive Development (1)
KINE-17 Soccer (1)
KINE-19 Water Polo (1)

List A: Select two courses (minimum 6 units) from the following:

MATH-10 Elementary Statistics (3)
PSYC-05 Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (3)
BIOL-02 Human Biology (4)
CHEM-02A Introductory Chemistry (4)
CHEM-02B Introductory Chemistry: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (4)
CHEM-04A General Chemistry I (5)
PHYS-02A General Physics I (4)
KINE-02 First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer (3)


Total Units toward the Major: (20-23 Units)

Total Units that may be double counted: (4-9 units)

General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units: (37-39 Units)

Elective (CSU Transferable) Units: (3-12 units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

Programs of Similar Interest:

Contact Information


Robert Casey


(209) 384-6322

School Office



(209) 381-6478

Kinesiology Website