Program Description

The area of emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides a student with an understanding of physical education, 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 bachelors 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. Examine the behavioral, historical and sociological aspects of human movement.
  3. Comprehend theoretical approaches and major concepts of health, wellness and physical activity.
  4. Apply the fundamentals, rules and regulations of a variety of team and individual 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 - 26 units with a minimum number of units in each of the categories listed below.

Required Courses - 

Kinesiology Theory and Wellness (9 units):

  • 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 - 4 units):

  • 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 081 - Pre-Season Intercollegiate Athletics (1)
  • KATH 083 – Intercollegiate Sports–Baseball (3)
  • KATH 084 – Intercollegiate Sports–Basketball (1.5)
  • KATH 085 – Intercollegiate Sports - Cross Country (3)
  • KATH 086 – Intercollegiate Sports–Football (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)
  • KATH 099 – Intercollegiate Sand Volleyball (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)
  • KINA 027 – Adapted Fitness Activities (1)
  • 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 039C - Intermediate Cycling For Fitness (1)
  • KINA 039D - Advanced Cycling For Fitness - Stationary, Indoor (1)
  • KINA 040A - Beginning Yoga (1)
  • KINA 040B - Intermediate Yoga (1)
  • KINA 040C - Advanced Yoga (1)
  • KINA 041A - Beginning Tai Chi (1)
  • KINA 041B - Intermediate Tai Chi (1)
  • KINA 041C - Advanced Tai Chi (1)
  • KINA 042 - Zumba (1)
  • KINA 043A - Beginning Flag Football (1)
  • KINA 043B - Intermediate Flag Football (1)
  • KINA 043C - Advanced Flag Football (1)
  • KINA 044A - Beginning Fitness Walking (1)
  • KINA 044B - Intermediate Fitness Walking (1)
  • KINA 044C - Advanced Fitness Walking (1)
  • KINA 045A - Beginning Cross Training (1)
  • KINA 045B - Intermediate Cross Training (1)
  • KINA 045C - Advanced Cross Training (1)
  • KINA 045D - Expert Circuit Training (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 050A - Beginning Weight Training for Women (1)
  • KINA 050B - Intermediate Weight Training for Women (1)
  • KINA 050C - Advanced Weight Training for Women (1)
  • KINA 051A - Beginning Indoor Futsal (1)
  • KINA 051B - Intermediate Indoor Futsal (1)
  • KINA 053A - Beginning Boot Camp (1)
  • KINA 053B - Intermediate Boot Camp (1)
  • KINA 053C - Advanced Boot Camp 91)
  • 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 069A – Beginning Soccer (1)
  • KINA 069B - Intermediate Soccer (1)
  • KINA 069C - Advanced Soccer (1)
  • KINA 081A – Beginning Volleyball (1)
  • KINA 081B – Intermediate Volleyball (1)
  • KINA 081C – Advanced Volleyball (1)
  • KINA 082A - Beginning Sand Volleyball (1)
  • KINA 082B - Intermediate Sand Volleyball (1)

Behavioral Development and Diversity (3 - 4 units):

  • COUN 010 – Introduction to College (1)
  • COUN 011 – Learning Strategies and College Skills Development (1)
  • COUN 017 – Career Planning (2)
  • COLL 001 –  First Year Seminar (3)
  • PSYC 001 – Introductory Psychology (3)
    or PSYC 001H – Honors 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 - 9 units):

  • ANAT 025 – General Human Anatomy (4)
  • CHEM 001A - General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis (5)
    or CHEM 002A – Chemistry – General, Organic and Biochemistry (4)
  • PYSO 001 – Human Physiology (4)
  • NUTR 011 – Human Nutrition (3)
    or NUTR 025 - Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health (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. 


Catalog Year
This information reflects the information from the 2020-2021 catalog. If you have questions about a previous version, please review our Catalog Archives and/or speak with a Counselor.


 

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