A.S. in Kinesiology

Kinesiology studies human anatomy and physiology and the mechanics of body movement both theoretically and in practice through physical activities. A diverse curriculum includes lower division theory courses designed for those who want to complete an Associate in Science in Kinesiology and meet transfer requirements. There is also a basic instructional program with a wide variety of movement experiences for the development of physical activity skills and the knowledge necessary for lifetime wellness. An intercollegiate athletic program offers performance-oriented students opportunities for competition. Kinesiology also offers adapted activities curriculum for students with disabilities.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Select twelve (12) to eighteen (18) units from the following courses:
Introduction to Kinesiology3
Introduction to Coaching3
Fitness for Life3
Health Science3
Health Science - Honors
Introduction to Physical Education3
Nutrition for Fitness3
Introduction to Team Sports3
Introduction to Individual and Dual Sports3
Elementary School Physical Education3
First-Aid Responding To Emergencies3
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
May select an additional two (2) to six (6) units from the following courses:
Theory Courses
Softball Theory2
Baseball Theory2
Basketball Theory2
Aquatic Theory and Techniques2
Varsity Sport Courses
Women's Varsity Soccer3
Women's Varsity Volleyball3
Varsity Swimming2
Women's Varsity Basketball2
Women's Varsity Softball2
Varsity Cross Country3
Men's Varsity Football3
Men's Varsity Basketball2
Men's Varsity Baseball2
Men's Varsity Golf3
Women's Varsity Golf3
Men's Varsity Water Polo3
Women's Varsity Water Polo3
Men's Varsity Soccer3
Intercollegiate Basketball for Men1
Intercollegiate Basketball for Women1
Intercollegiate Softball1
Intercollegiate Baseball1
Intercollegiate Swimming1
Biological Science
Human Anatomy4
Human Physiology4
Total Units18

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Kinesiology A.S. Degree will:

  1. Identify the dimensions of wellness and recognize positive characteristics of each dimension in order to live a healthier lifestyle.
  2. Demonstrate competency in fundamental techniques to improve individual sport specific skills.
  3. Determine current level of fitness as measured by one or more of the following tests: resting heart rate, blood pressure, sit and reach flexibility, skin fold measurements, muscular endurance tests, and cardiovascular sub maximal test.