Kinesiology & Wellness – Associate in Arts Degree

Top Code: 4901.00

The area of emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides for a student with an understanding of kinesiology, health promotion, and the mechanics of human bodily movement. The word kinesiology comes from the Greek, kinesis, which means to move. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. The discipline of Kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement as it relates to sport, dance, and exercise. This area of emphasis is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in such bachelor degree majors as Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and other similar fields of study. Kinesiology and Wellness is designed for the student preparing, in the long run, to become a physical education teacher, to study a health-related profession, or to pursue a career in other related fields that typically require a bachelor’s degree.

Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a competence in human anatomy, chemistry, physiology, and biomechanical movement.
  2. Understand the behavioral, historical and sociological aspects of human movement.
  3. Comprehend theoretical approaches and major concepts of health and nutrition.
  4. Have knowledge and apply the fundamentals, rules and regulations of a variety of sports.

Requirements for the area of emphasis

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 001–099. Students must complete 22 units with a minimum number of units in each of the categories listed below.

Required Core
HED 044HEALTH EDUCATION3
KINT 003INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY3
KINT 097THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF FITNESS AND WELLNESS3
or KINT 014 WELLNESS FOR LIFE
Kinesiology and Movement
Select three to four units of the following:3-4
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-BADMINTON
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-BASEBALL
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-BASKETBALL
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-CROSS COUNTRY
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-FOOTBALL
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-SOCCER
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-SOFTBALL
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-SWIMMING AND DIVING
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-TRACK AND FIELD
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-VOLLEYBALL
OFF-SEASON CONDITIONING INTERCOLLEGIATE-WATER POLO
PRE-SEASON INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-BASEBALL
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-BASKETBALL
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-CROSS COUNTRY
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-FOOTBALL
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-SOCCER
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-SOFTBALL
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-SWIMMING
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-TRACK AND FIELD
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-VOLLEYBALL
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-WATER POLO
INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS-BADMINTON
INTERCOLLEGIATE SAND VOLLEYBALL
BEGINNING SWIMMING I
BEGINNING SWIMMING II
INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING & FITNESS
ADVANCED SWIMMING AND FITNESS
ADAPTED FITNESS ACTIVITIES
BEGINNING AQUATIC FITNESS ACTIVITIES
INTERMEDIATE AQUATIC FITNESS ACTIVITIES
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
BEGINNING SELF DEFENSE
INTERMEDIATE SELF DEFENSE
AEROBIC FITNESS
POLICE-FIRE AGILITY TRAINING
CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING
CYCLING FOR FITNESS
BEGINNING CYCLING FOR FITNESS - STATIONARY, INDOOR
INTERMEDIATE CYCLING FOR FITNESS
ADVANCED CYCLING FOR FITNESS - STATIONARY, INDOOR
BEGINNING YOGA
INTERMEDIATE YOGA
ADVANCED YOGA
BEGINNING TAI CHI
INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI
ADVANCED TAI CHI
ZUMBA
BEGINNING FLAG FOOTBALL
INTERMEDIATE FLAG FOOTBALL
ADVANCED FLAG FOOTBALL
BEGINNING FITNESS WALKING
INTERMEDIATE FITNESS WALKING
ADVANCED FITNESS WALKING
BEGINNING CROSS TRAINING
INTERMEDIATE CROSS TRAINING
ADVANCED CROSS TRAINING
EXPERT CIRCUIT TRAINING
BEGINNING BADMINTON
INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON
ADVANCED BADMINTON
BEGINNING FENCING
INTERMEDIATE FENCING
ADVANCED FENCING
BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN
INTERMEDIATE WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN
ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING FOR WOMEN
BEGINNING INDOOR FUTSAL
INTERMEDIATE INDOOR FUTSAL
BEGINNING BOOT CAMP
INTERMEDIATE BOOT CAMP
ADVANCED BOOT CAMP
BEGINNING TENNIS
INTERMEDIATE TENNIS
ADVANCED TENNIS
BEGINNING BASKETBALL
INTERMEDIATE BASKETBALL
ADVANCED BASKETBALL
BEGINNING SOCCER
INTERMEDIATE SOCCER
ADVANCED SOCCER
BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL
INTERMEDIATE VOLLEYBALL
ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL
BEGINNING SAND VOLLEYBALL
INTERMEDIATE SAND VOLLEYBALL
Behavioral Development and Diversity
Select three to four units of the following:3-4
INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE
LEARNING STRATEGIES AND COLLEGE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
CAREER PLANNING
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
HONORS INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
HUMAN SEXUALITY
INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES
CHICANO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
SOCIOLOGY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN
Scientific and Nutrition Background
Select seven to nine of the following:7-9
HUMAN ANATOMY
GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS I
CHEMISTRY - GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
HUMAN NUTRITION
NUTRITION FOR SPORT, EXERCISE, AND HEALTH
Total Units22-26

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