Kinesiology – Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1270.00

Kinesiology is the study of movement as it relates to physical activity, health, disease prevention, exercise, and sport. Kinesiology Majors are grounded in an interdisciplinary body of knowledge which encompasses the biological, psychological, physical, and social sciences. They use this knowledge to understand how the human body responds to movement, exercise, exercise training, and overall fitness. Kinesiology majors can find employment in health care, coaching, sports officiating, and athletic training.  Public schools also recruit kinesiologists for their physical education departments or programs. Lastly, a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology can also lead to advanced degrees in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Medical School.

Students must complete a minimum of 21 units.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional PCC graduation requirements)

Pasadena City College may certify a maximum of 39 units as having fulfilled the CSU lower division general education requirements.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and apply basic physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sports settings.
  2. Identify and apply fundamental techniques to improve individual kinesthetic sport specific skills.

Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

Required Core
ANAT 025HUMAN ANATOMY4
KINT 003INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY3
PYSO 001HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY4
Movement-Based Courses
Select a minimum of one course from any three of the following areas:3
Aquatics
BEGINNING SWIMMING I
BEGINNING SWIMMING II
INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING & FITNESS
ADVANCED SWIMMING AND FITNESS
BEGINNING AQUATIC FITNESS ACTIVITIES
INTERMEDIATE AQUATIC FITNESS ACTIVITIES
Combatives
BEGINNING SELF DEFENSE
INTERMEDIATE SELF DEFENSE
BEGINNING FENCING
INTERMEDIATE FENCING
ADVANCED FENCING
Dance
SOCIAL DANCE I
SOCIAL DANCE II
TAP DANCE I
MODERN DANCE I
MODERN DANCE III
BALLET I
BALLET III
PILATES-BASED METHOD FOR ALIGNMENT AND CORRECTION
JAZZ DANCE I
Fitness
BEGINNING STRENGTH TRAINING
INTERMEDIATE STRENGTH TRAINING
ADVANCED STRENGTH TRAINING
FITNESS TESTING AND INDEPENDENT EXERCISE
BEGINNING FITNESS ACTIVITIES
INTERMEDIATE FITNESS ACTIVITIES
ADVANCED FITNESS ACTIVITIES
STRETCHING FITNESS ACTIVITY
AEROBIC FITNESS
CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING
CYCLING FOR FITNESS
BEGINNING CYCLING FOR FITNESS - STATIONARY, INDOOR
Team Sports
BEGINNING BADMINTON
INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON
ADVANCED BADMINTON
BEGINNING TENNIS
INTERMEDIATE TENNIS
ADVANCED TENNIS
BEGINNING BASKETBALL
INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
ADVANCED BASKETBALL
BEGINNING SOCCER
INTERMEDIATE SOCCER
BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL
INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL
List A
Select two of the following:7-10
STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
GENERAL BIOLOGY
CELLULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
CHEMISTRY - GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS I
GENERAL PHYSICS
PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I: MECHANICS
FIRST AID-RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES
Required Subtotal21-24
CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree

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