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Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts in Kinesiology is a 60 unit program serving students seeking a lower division education in Kinesiology. The program provides students the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in human movement as it applies to physical education, health, and nutrition. The objective is to provide students the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level employment. Students must complete the following program requirements: 37 Units of major core courses and the General Education/Breadth Requirements for an A.A. Degree.

Major Core Courses (31 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
BIOL047Human Anatomy5 units
BIOL048Human Physiology5 units
CHEM030AFundamentals of Chemistry4 units
HSCI005Responding to Emergencies: Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED2 units
KINT030Introduction to Kinesiology3 units
KINT031Psychological Foundations of Sport3 units
KINT032Introduction to Coaching Sport3 units
KINT033Women in Sports3 units
NUTR015Human Nutrition3 units

Major Electives (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
KINS2.02Lifeguard Training1 unit
KINS2.04Swimming - Beginning1 unit
KINS2.05Swimming - Intermediate1 unit
KINS2.06Swimming - Advanced1 unit
KINS2.07Master's Swimming1 unit
KINS4.03Fitness Aerobics1 unit
KINS4.05Fitness - Aqua Aerobics1 unit
KINS4.07Fitness Competitive Athlete1 unit
KINS4.12Fitness - Stretch and Flex1 unit
KINS4.13Fitness Walking1 unit
KINS4.16Fitness Weight Training1 unit
KINS4.19Fitness Appraisal1 unit
KINS4.24Total Fitness for Men1 unit
KINS4.25Total Fitness for Women1 unit
KINS4.28Fitness Jogging1 unit
KINS4.29Body Sculpting1 unit
KINS4.30Functional Fitness1 unit
KINS4.31Core Training1 unit
KINS4.32Boot Camp1 unit
KINS4.33Cardio Cross Training1 unit
KINS4.35Trail Running1 unit
KINS4.36Everyday Food and Fitness1 unit
KINS4.37Barre Fitness1 unit
KINS4.41Speed, Plyometrics, Agility and Quickness Level 11 unit
KINS4.42Speed, Plyometrics, Agility and Quickness Level 21 unit
KINS4.43Speed, Plyometrics, Agility and Quickness Level 31 unit
KINS6.01MMA - Mixed Martial Arts1 unit
KINS6.02Karate - Beginning1 unit
KINS6.03Self-Defense1 unit
KINS6.06Karate - Intermediate1 unit
KINS6.07Kickboxing1 unit
KINS6.08Boxing1 unit
KINS6.10Karate - Advanced1 unit
KINS7.02Badminton - Beginning1 unit
KINS7.03Badminton - Intermediate1 unit
KINS7.10Golf - Beginning1 unit
KINS7.11Golf - Intermediate1 unit
KINS7.12Golf - Advanced1 unit
KINS7.18Beginning Tennis1 unit
KINS7.20Intermediate Tennis1 unit
KINS7.21Advanced Tennis1 unit
KINS7.26Studio Cycling1 unit
KINS7.27Studio Cycling Advanced1 unit
KINS7.23Scuba Diving2 units
KINS7.24Scuba Diving - Advanced2 units
KINS12.20Open Water Diver1.5 units
KINS12.22Advanced Marine Diver1.5 units
KINS8.03Baseball/Softball - Advanced1 unit
KINS8.04Beginning Basketball1 unit
KINS8.05Intermediate Basketball1 unit
KINS8.06Advanced Basketball1 unit
KINS8.08Soccer - Beginning1 unit
KINS8.09Soccer - Advanced1 unit
KINS8.10Soccer - Intermediate1 unit
KINS8.12Baseball/Softball - Beginning1 unit
KINS8.13Baseball/Softball - Intermediate1 unit
KINS8.15Volleyball - Beginning Skills1 unit
KINS8.16Volleyball - Intermediate Skills1 unit
KINS8.17Volleyball - Advanced Skills1 unit
KINS8.18Beach Volleyball1 unit
KINS8.20Introduction to Sport Fundamentals1 unit
KINS8.21Fundamentals of Sport - Beginning1 unit
KINS8.22Fundamentals of Sport - Intermediate1 unit
KINS8.23Fundamentals of Sport - Advanced1 unit
KINA9.01Intercollegiate Baseball - Men3 units
KINA9.02Intercollegiate Basketball - Men1.5 units
KINA9.03Intercollegiate Men's Basketball - Post-Season Fundamentals1.5 units
KINA9.04Intercollegiate Tennis - Women3 units
KINA9.07Intercollegiate Soccer - Men3 units
KINA9.08Intercollegiate Soccer - Women3 units
KINA9.09Intercollegiate Softball - Women3 units
KINA9.10Intercollegiate Swimming - Men3 units
KINA9.11Intercollegiate Swimming - Women3 units
KINA9.16Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball - Women3 units
KINA9.17Intercollegiate Volleyball - Women3 units
KINA9.18Intercollegiate Water Polo - Men3 units
KINA9.20Women's Intercollegiate Water Polo3 units
KINA9.30Intercollegiate Pre-Season Conditioning1 unit
KINA9.31Athletic Tennis - Skills and Techniques1 unit
KINA9.41Athletic Baseball - Skills and Techniques2 units
KINA9.42Athletic Basketball - Skills and Techniques1 unit
KINA9.47Athletic Men's Soccer - Skills and Techniques1 unit
KINA9.48Athletic Women's Soccer - Skills and Techniques1 unit
KINA9.49Athletic Softball - Skills and Techniques2 units
KINA9.55Athletic Men's Water Polo - Skills and Techniques1 unit
KINA9.56Athletic Women's Water Polo - Skills and Techniques1 unit
KINA9.60Post Season Conditioning1 unit
KINS11.01Yoga for Health1 unit
KINS11.02Intermediate Yoga1 unit
KINS11.03Gentle Restorative Exercise1 unit
KINS11.04Advanced Yoga1 unit
KINS11.05Mindful Meditation1 unit
KINS11.08Pilates Mat Workout1 unit
KINS11.09Intermediate Pilates Mat Workout1 unit
KINS11.10Advanced Pilates1 unit
DANC041Ballroom and Latin Dance: Beginning1 unit
DANC042Ballroom and Latin Dance: Intermediate1 unit
DANC043Ballroom and Latin Dance: Advanced1 unit

Recommended Electives (0 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
HSCI012Understanding Stress - A Multidisciplinary Perspective3 units
HSCI008Contemporary Health3 units

Total Major Units: 37 units

To be awarded an Associate Degree, a student must:

  1. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in the major requirements.
  2. Completion of WVC, CSU-Breadth, or IGETC General Education patterns. Students whose goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree should complete the CSU-Breadth or IGETC General Education pattern.
  3. Complete additional degree applicable units to meet the minimum 60-unit Associate Degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply dietary guidelines and current nutritional recommendations for various populations including athletes, older adults, and pre-natal women.
  • Identify major muscle groups, their functions, and adaptations to exercise.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in human movement as it applies to sports, dance, aquatics, marine diving, combatives, fitness, health, and nutrition.
  • Analyze the basic principles of physical education and sport in our society and the role of these disciplines in the school, recreation, sport, and industrial settings.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate the social and community factors that influence controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for developing chronic disease.
Last Updated 7/19/23