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.  

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



KINS 021

Step Aerobics  

KINS 022

Ultimate Fitness  

KINS 029

Power Punch  

KINS 034

Fit Camp  


Hatha Yoga  


Walk/Jog Beginning  


Jogging for Fitness  

KINS 054

Indoor Cycling  

KINS 055

Aerobics With Music  


Weight Training Beginning  

KINS 057

Cardio and Strength Circuit Training  


Fitness Walking for Beginners  


Hiking Death Valley  


Hiking and Backpacking, Beginning  


Hiking and Backpacking, Intermediate  


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



Tennis, Beginning  


Tennis, Intermediate  


Table Tennis Beginning  


Table Tennis Intermediate  

KINS 060



Paddle Sports, Beginning  


Kayaking Beginning  

Team Sports



Pickleball Beginning  


Pickleball Intermediate  


Badminton, Beginning  


Badminton Intermediate  


Beginning Basketball  


Soccer, Beginning  


Softball, Beginning  


Softball Intermediate  


Beginning Volleyball  


Intermediate Volleyball  


Advanced Volleyball  
List A: Select two courses 6


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


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

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.

What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.