Overview.

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) degree will prepare students with the strong foundation necessary for pursuing studies at the university level in various careers in the health, fitness, and sports industries. Career options include: sport coach, strength and conditioning specialist, athletic director, physical therapist, personal trainer, health club owner, exercise physiologist, sport psychologist, sports management and athletic trainer.  

The AA-T in Kinesiology is intended for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology or a related field of study at a California State University (CSU). Students who complete this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T in Kinesiology will be required to complete no more than 60 semester units after transfer to earn a baccalaureate degree.  

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To be awarded the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must have the following:
  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable semester units.
  • A minimum of at least 2.0 GPA in CSU transferable courses (note that a higher GPA may be required in some institutions).
  • Completion of at least 18 units in the major with a grade of “C” or better. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  • Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements, or completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU requirements.

Please Note: No more than 60 semester units are required for this degree and no additional requirements will be imposed by Evergreen Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of the human body and how its various systems respond.
  • Explain the importance of lifetime fitness in today’s society.
  • Identify the values or code of ethics related to the major that reflects one’s respect for different ideas, peoples, and cultures.
  • Demonstrate oral and written competence in the major field.

Required Courses

Major Requirements
 
Course Title Units
Core Requirements  

KINS 033

Introduction to Kinesiology and Physical Education 3

BIOL 071

Human Anatomy 5

BIOL 072

Human Physiology 5
Movement-based Courses: Select one course from three of the following areas: 3

Fitness

 

KINS 021

Step Aerobics  

KINS 022

Ultimate Fitness  

KINS 029

Power Punch  

KINS 034

Fit Camp  

KINS 039A

Hatha Yoga  

KINS 053A

Walk/Jog Beginning  

KINS 053B

Jogging for Fitness  

KINS 054

Indoor Cycling  

KINS 055

Aerobics With Music  

KINS 056A

Weight Training Beginning  

KINS 057

Cardio and Strength Circuit Training  

KINS 070A

Fitness Walking for Beginners  

KINS 082L

Hiking Death Valley  

KINS 087A

Hiking and Backpacking, Beginning  

KINS 087B

Hiking and Backpacking, Intermediate  

KINS 088A

Rock Climbing, Beginning  
KINS 088B Rock Climbing, Intermediate 1

KINS 095

Core Strength Conditioning  

KINS 096

Body Sculpting  

PED 043

Pilates Mat Workout  

Individual Sports

 

KINS 047A

Tennis, Beginning  

KINS 047B

Tennis, Intermediate  

KINS 051A

Table Tennis Beginning  

KINS 051B

Table Tennis Intermediate  

KINS 060

Self-Defense  

KINS 089A

Paddle Sports, Beginning  

KINS 104A

Kayaking Beginning  

Team Sports

 

KINS 008A

Pickleball Beginning  

KINS 008B

Pickleball Intermediate  

KINS 009A

Badminton, Beginning  

KINS 009B

Badminton Intermediate  

KINS 012A

Beginning Basketball  

KINS 038A

Soccer, Beginning  

KINS 040A

Softball, Beginning  

KINS 040B

Softball Intermediate  

KINS 052A

Beginning Volleyball  

KINS 052B

Intermediate Volleyball  

KINS 052C

Advanced Volleyball  
List A: Select two courses 6

CHEM 030A

Introduction to Chemistry  

or CHEM 001A

General Chemistry

KINS 025

First Aid, CPR & AED  

MATH 063

Elementary Statistics  

or BUS 060

Fundamentals of Business Statistics

PHYS 002A

Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics I  

or PHYS 004A

General Physics
Total Requirements
Course List
Course Title Units
Major Requirements 22-26
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU 1 37-39
Transferable electives (as needed to reach 60 units)  
Total Units 60
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Some GE courses may be double-counted within the major and will reduce the number of units. General electives may be needed to reach 60 units. Please consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable.