ADT in Kinesiology

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) program is designed to prepare students for CSU transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, pre-physical therapy, athletic training and other related allied health professions. Interested students may also pursue careers as personal trainers. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the California State University system, although not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements as this degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a college or university that is not part of the CSU system.

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Kinesiology A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Exhibit awareness and identify the dimensions of wellness and recognize positive characteristics of each dimension to live a healthier lifestyle.
  2. Demonstrate competency in fundamental techniques to improve individual sport specific and movement skills.
  3. Determine current level of fitness.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
BIOL 200Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 201Human Physiology4
KIN 100Introduction to Kinesiology3
Select three (3) of the following movement based courses with not more than one from each area:
Swimming - Beginning1
Swimming - Intermediate/Advanced1
Swimming for Cardiovascular Improvement1
Self-Defense and Personal Safety1
Team Sports
Body Conditioning1
Weight Training1
Cardiovascular Training1
Individual Sports
Beginning Modern Dance1
Intermediate Modern Dance I1
Select two (2) of the following courses:
College Chemistry II5
General Chemistry I
First-Aid Responding To Emergencies3
Introductory Statistics 14
College Physics A4-5
Physics A: Mechanics
Total Units21-24

MATH 165 is degree applicable with or without MATH 065. If taken with MATH 065, only the units for MATH 165 will be counted towards the degree.

2-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Co-requisite MATH course (2 units) and/or substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
KIN 100 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
KIN 151
Body Conditioning
or Weight Training
or Walking/Jogging
or Cardiovascular Training
MATH 165
Introductory Statistics
or Introductory Statistics - Honors
Winter Term 1
ENGL 103
Composition and Critical Thinking
or Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors
Spring Term 1
KIN 170
Fitness for Life
or Health and Wellness
or Health and Wellness - Honors
or Introduction to Nutrition
BIOL 105
General Biology
or General Biology - Honors
or Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM 103
College Chemistry I
or Beginning General Chemistry
KIN 101
or Golf
or Tennis
or Yoga
Summer Term 1
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or History of Rock and Roll
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
or Public Address
or Public Address - Honors
or Small Group Communication
Fall Term 2
BIOL 200 Human Anatomy 4
KIN 166 American Food And Culture: Global Origins, History, and Current Impacts 3
DANC 161
Beginning Modern Dance
or Intermediate Modern Dance I
or Self-Defense and Personal Safety
or Basketball
or Softball
or Volleyball
or Swimming - Beginning
or Swimming - Intermediate/Advanced
or Swimming for Cardiovascular Improvement
CHEM 104
College Chemistry II
or General Chemistry I
Winter Term 2
SOC 201
Introduction to Sociology
or Introduction to Sociology - Honors
HIST 107
History of the United States before 1877
or History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
or History of the United States since 1877
or History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
or History of the African-Americans to 1876
or History of the African-Americans since 1876
or History of Women in the United States
Spring Term 2
KIN 177 First-Aid Responding To Emergencies 3
BIOL 201 Human Physiology 4
POLI 103
American Government and Politics
or American Government and Politics - Honors
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
 Total Units66

 Note: Course selections may affect total unit value.  

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.