Program Description

Kinesiology is the study of movement as it relates to physical activity, health, disease prevention, exercise, and sport. Kinesiology Majors are grounded in an interdisciplinary body of knowledge which encompasses the biological, psychological, physical, and social sciences. They use this knowledge to understand how the human body responds to movement, exercise, exercise training, and overall fitness. Kinesiology majors can find employment in health care, coaching, sports officiating, and athletic training. Public schools also recruit kinesiologists for their physical education departments or programs. Lastly, a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology can also lead to advanced degrees in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Medical School.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of course work totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) or California State University General Education (CSU GE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional PCC graduation requirements.)


Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

Course Requirements

REQUIRED CORE (14 UNITS)

  • ANAT 025 – Human Anatomy (4)
  • KINT 003 – Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
  • PYSO 001 – Human Physiology (4)

MOVEMENT-BASED COURSES (MINIMUM 3 UNITS)

Select a maximum of one course from any three of the following areas: 

AQUATICS

  • 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 028A - Beginning Aquatic Fitness Activities (1)
  • KINA 028B - Intermediate Aquatic Activities (1)

COMBATIVES

  • KINA 034A - Self Defense (1)
  • KINA 034B - Intermediate Self-Defense (1)
  • KINA 048A - Beginning Fencing (1)
  • KINA 048B - Intermediate Fencing (1)
  • KINA 048C - Advanced Fencing (1)

DANCE

  • DANC 005A - Social Dance (1)
  • DANC 005B - Social Dance (1)
  • DANC 006A - Beginning Tap (1)
  • DANC 009A - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DANC 009C - Modern Dance III (1)
  • DANC 011A - Ballet I (1)
  • DANC 011C - Ballet III (1)
  • DANC 013 - Pilates-Based Method for Alignment and Correction (1)
  • DANC 015A - Beginning Jazz Dance (1)

FITNESS

  • 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 036 - Aerobic Fitness (1)
  • KINA 038 - Cardiovascular Conditioning (1)
  • KINA 039A - Cycling for Fitness - Outdoor (1)
  • KINA 039B - Cycling for Fitness - Stationary, Indoor (1)

TEAM SPORTS

  • KINA 046A - Beginning Badminton (1)
  • KINA 046B - Intermediate Badminton (1)
  • KINA 046C - Advanced Badminton (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) 

LIST A: SELECT 2 COURSES FROM BELOW (7-10 UNITS)

  • STAT 018 – Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences (4) 
    or STAT 050 – Elementary Statistics (4)
  • BIOL 011 – General Biology (4)
    or BIOL 010A – Cellular Biology, Genetics, and Evolution (4)
  • CHEM 002A – Chemistry-General, Organic and Biochemistry (4)
    or CHEM 001A – General Chemistry and Chemical Analysis (5)
  • PHYS 002A – General Physics (5) 
    or PHYS 001A – General Physics (5)
  • KINT 005 – First Aid-Responding to Emergencies (3)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and apply basic physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sports settings.

  2. Identify and apply fundamental techniques to improve individual kinesthetic sport specific skills.

Units Required

  • Required Subtotal:  21-24
  • CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern: 36-39
  • Degree Total: 60