Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T)
The Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) (60 units total, 23-24 units in the major) prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions, where they may complete a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or related disciplines. This program is designed to provide students with an introduction to the academic discipline dealing with the art and science contained in human movement. The course of study provides a foundation in the fundamentals of human anatomy, physiology, movement, and the refinement of individual fitness and sport related skills. Opportunities are provided for students to expand their understanding and expertise in a variety of areas. To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern MAY NOT be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Analyze the anatomical and physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sport settings.
- Explain the structure and function of the human body.
- Apply the principles of physical fitness development and maintenance and assess the body's systematic responses to physical activity.
- Define the importance and benefits of life-long physical activity and wellness.
- Apply techniques of, and demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge, in at least three areas of physical sport skills.
- Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus [Degree Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|BIOL C251||Human Anatomy||4 Units|
|BIOL C255||Human Physiology||4|
|PHED C101||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
Choose a minimum of 12 units from below with at least 3 units from Area A:
|AREA A - Movement Based Courses: (maximum 3) select a maximum of one (1) course from any three (3) of the following areas for a maximum of three units:|
|PHED C103||Aerobic Dance I||1 Unit|
|PHED C104||Aerobic Dance II||1|
|PHED C105||Weight Training I||1|
|PHED C106||Weight Training II||1|
|PHED C107||General Conditioning I||1|
|PHED C108||General Conditioning II||1|
|PHED C109||Golf I||1 Unit|
|PHED C110||Golf II||1|
|PHED C113||Tennis I||1|
|PHED C114||Tennis II||1|
|PHED C115||Volleyball I||1 Unit|
|PHED C116||Volleyball II||1|
|PHED C123||Softball I||1|
|PHED C124||Softball II||1|
|AREA B - Additional Program Requirements: Select two courses (9-10 units) from the below listed course offerings:|
|CHEM C111||General Inorganic Chemistry I||5 Units|
|Chem C221||Organic Chemistry I||5|
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4|
|or MATH C121H||Elementary Probability and Statistics - Honors||5|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|