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 in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree Requirements:
- 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
- the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
- a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
- obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
- earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis.
Pasadena City College may certify a maximum of 39 units as having fulfilled the CSU lower division general education requirements.
- Identify and apply basic physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sports settings.
- Identify and apply fundamental techniques to improve individual kinesthetic sport specific skills.
Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer
|INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY
|Select a minimum of one course from any three of the following areas:
|BEGINNING SWIMMING I
|BEGINNING SWIMMING II
|INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING & FITNESS
|ADVANCED SWIMMING AND FITNESS
|BEGINNING AQUATIC FITNESS ACTIVITIES
|INTERMEDIATE AQUATIC FITNESS ACTIVITIES
|BEGINNING SELF DEFENSE
|INTERMEDIATE SELF DEFENSE
|SOCIAL DANCE I
|SOCIAL DANCE II
|TAP DANCE I
|MODERN DANCE I
|MODERN DANCE III
|PILATES-BASED METHOD FOR ALIGNMENT AND CORRECTION
|JAZZ DANCE I
|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
|CYCLING FOR FITNESS
|BEGINNING CYCLING FOR FITNESS - STATIONARY, INDOOR
|Select two of the following:
|STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
or STAT 050
or BIOL 010A
|CELLULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
|CHEMISTRY - GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I
or CHEM 001A
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS I
or PHYS 001A
|PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I: MECHANICS
|FIRST AID-RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES
|CSU General Education or IGETC CSU Pattern
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.