Program Description

The area of emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides for a student with an understanding of physical education, health promotion, and the mechanics of human bodily movement. 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 AA Degree

To qualify for this degree, you must meet these requirements:

  • Minimum of 60 AA units
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the traditional AA or IGETC or CSU GE
  • Complete this area of emphasis

Area of Emphasis Required Courses

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 Courses (9 units minimum):

  • HED 044 - Health Education (3) 
  • KINT 003 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3) 
  • KINT 097 - Theory of Fitness and Wellness (3)
    or
     KINT 014 - Wellness for Life (3)

Kinesiology and Movement (3 units minimum; maximum 4 units):

  • HED 020 – Independent Study (1)
  • KATH 070 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Badminton (1)
  • KATH 071 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Baseball (1)
  • KATH 072 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Basketball (1)
  • KATH 073 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Cross Country (1)
  • KATH 074 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Football (1)
  • KATH 075 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Soccer (1)
  • KATH 076 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Softball (1)
  • KATH 077 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Swimming and Diving (1)
  • KATH 078 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Track and Field (1)
  • KATH 079 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Volleyball (1)
  • KATH 080 – Off-Season Conditioning Intercollegiate–Water Polo (1)
  • KATH 083 – Intercollegiate Sports–Baseball (3)
  • KATH 084 – Intercollegiate Sports–Basketball (1.5)
  • KATH 086 – Intercollegiate Sports–Football (3)
  • KATH 085 – Intercollegiate Sports–Cross Country (3
  • )KATH 089 – Intercollegiate Sports–Soccer (3)KATH 090 – Intercollegiate Sports–Softball (3)
  • KATH 091 – Intercollegiate Sports–Swimming (3)
  • KATH 093 – Intercollegiate Sports–Track and Field (3)
  • KATH 094 – Intercollegiate Sports–Volleyball (3)
  • KATH 095 – Intercollegiate Sports–Water Polo (3)
  • KATH 096 – Intercollegiate Sports–Badminton (3)
  • KINA 003A – Beginning Swimming I (1)
  • KINA 003B – Advanced Beginning Swimming II (1)
  • KINA 003C – Intermediate Swimming (1)
  • KINA 003D – Advanced Swimming and Diving (1)
  • KINA 003E – Distance Swimming For Fitness (1)
  • KINT 005 – First Aid-Responding to Emergencies (3)
  • KINT 006 – Aquatic Certification (4)
  • KINA 027 – Adapted Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINT 027C – Early Childhood Physical Education (2)
  • KINA 028A – Beginning Aquatic Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINA 028B – Intermediate Aquatic Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINA 029A – Body Building (1)
  • KINA 029B – Intermediate Body Building (1)
  • KINA 029C – Advanced Body Building (1)
  • KINA 030 – Fitness Testing and Independent Exercise (1)
  • KINA 032A – Beginning Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINA 032B – Intermediate Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINA 032C – Advanced Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINA 033 – Stretching Fitness Activity (1)
  • KINA 034A – Self Defense (1)
  • KINA 034B – Intermediate Self-Defense (1)
  • KINA 036 – Aerobic Fitness (1)
  • KINA 037 – Police-Fire Agility Training (1)
  • KINA 038 – Cardiovascular Conditioning (1)
  • KINA 039A – Cycling For Fitness (1)
  • KINA 039B – Beginning Cycling For Fitness–Stationary, Indoor (1)
  • KINA 046A – Beginning Badminton (1)
  • KINA 046B – Intermediate Badminton (1)
  • KINA 046C – Advanced Badminton (1)
  • KINA 048A – Beginning Fencing (1)
  • KINA 048B – Intermediate Fencing (1)
  • KINA 048C – Advanced Fencing (1)
  • KINA 054A – Beginning Tennis (1)
  • KINA 054B – Intermediate Tennis (1)
  • KINA 054C – Advanced Tennis (1)
  • KINA 065A – Beginning Basketball (1)
  • KINA 065B – Intermediate Basketball (1)
  • KINA 065C – Advanced Basketball (1)
  • KINA 069 – Soccer (1)KINA 081A – Beginning Volleyball (1)
  • KINA 081B – Intermediate Volleyball (1)
  • KINA 081C – Advanced Volleyball (1)
  • KINT 048 – Professional Activities-Physical Fitness (2)
  • KINT 061 – Theory of Coaching (3)

Behavioral Development and Diversity (3 units minimum):

  • COUN 010 – Introduction to College (1)
  • COUN 011 – Learning Strategies and College Skills Development (1)
  • COUN 017 – Career Planning (2)
  • PSYC 001 – Introductory Psychology (3)
  • PSYC 005 – Research Methods in Psychology (4)
  • PSYC 025 – Human Sexuality (3)
  • SOC 001 – Introductory Sociology (3)
  • SOC 014 – Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • SOC 029 – Sociology of the African-American (3)
  • SOC 031 – Chicano Sociology (3)          
  • SOC 041 – Sociology of the Asian American (3)

Scientific and Nutrition Background (7 units minimum):

  • ANAT 025 – General Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 010A – Cellular Biology, Genetics and Evolution (5)
  • BIOL 010B – The Diversity of Life on Earth: Structure, Function and Ecology (5)
  • BIOL 010C – Genetics (3)
  • CHEM 002A – Chemistry – General, Organic and Biochemistry (4)
  • ENVS 003 – Chemistry and the Environment (4)
  • PYSO 001 – Human Physiology (4)
  • NUTR 011 – Human Nutrition (3)

General Education Requirements

To be eligible for an AA degree, you must complete general education requirements in addition to the area of emphasis course requirements. You choose to follow one of the following three GE Patterns:

Which GE Pattern you choose to follow is based on your transfer plans. Speak with your counselor or visit the Transfer Center to find out more about which GE Pattern to follow. 


 

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