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KINESIOLOGY

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is an integrated discipline that focuses on scientific, functional and mechanical processes of the human body. Students will learn and understand how to display increasing confidence and preparation in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to; sports medicine, exercise physiology, philosophy, sociology and psychology of sport, personal training, biomechanics, motor development and coaching. This degree will prepare students to pursue further study and achievement of a baccalaureate degree in the discipline of Kinesiology.

Health Education, Kinesiology & Athletics Division

Albert Gasparian, Dean

For more information contact:
Noreen Yoshida-Peer
Division Coordinator
physicaleducation@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-8333

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Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

Required courses | Semester at a Glance


Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is an integrated discipline that focuses on scientific, functional and mechanical processes of the human body. Students will learn and understand how to display increasing confidence and preparation in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to; sports medicine, exercise physiology, philosophy, sociology and psychology of sport, personal training, biomechanics, motor development and coaching. This degree will prepare students to pursue further study and achievement of a baccalaureate degree in the discipline of Kinesiology.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific, functional and mechanical processes of the human body.
  • Apply strong verbal and writing communication both in academic and professional settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of movement and skill in a variety of sports and activities.

This is the major pattern for students planning to transfer to a CSU. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan to discuss non-CSU universities, or if they have questions about the AA in Kinesiology for CSU Transfer.

Required courses

Core (14 units)
Kinesiology G100 – Introduction to Kinesiology – 3 units
Biology G220 – Human Anatomy with Lab – 4 units
Biology G225 – Human Physiology with Lab – 4 units

Movement Based Courses: 3 units
Select a maximum of one (1) course from any of the following areas for a maximum of three units.

Aquatics
Physical Education G111 – Swimming – 1 unit

Fitness
Physical Education G130 – Yoga – 1 unit
Physical Education G132 – Pilates for Fitness – 1 unit
Physical Education G173 – Introduction to Weight Training – 1 unit
Physical Education G181 – Muscular Strength Training – 1 unit

Individual Sports
Physical Education G114 – Surfing – 1 unit
Physical Education G150 – Badminton – 1 unit
Physical Education G158 – Tennis – 1 unit

Team Sports
Physical Education G186 – Activities – Basketball – 0.5-1 units
Physical Education G192 Soccer – 1 unit
Physical Education G195 – Volleyball – 1 unit

List A (select two courses):
Mathematics G160 – Introductory to Statistics – 4 units
Biology G100 – Introduction to Biology – 4 units
Chemistry G180 – General Chemistry A – 5 units
Physics G120 – Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics – 4 units
Kinesiology G101 – First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation – 3 units

Total units: 21 -23


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

Semester 1
Kinesiology G100 (Core) – Intro to Kinesiology – 3 units
Any movement-based course (see list below) – 1 unit
General Education- TBD

Semester 2
Biology G220 (Core) – Human Anatomy – 4 units
Any movement-based course (see list below) – 1 unit
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Biology G225 (Core) – Human Physiology – 4 units
Any course from List A (see list below) – 3-5 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Any movement-based course (see list below) – 1 unit
Any course from List A (see list below) – 3-5 units
General Education – TBD

Movement Based Courses: (3 Units)

Aquatics
PE G111 – Swimming – 1 unit

Fitness
PE G130 – Yoga – 1 unit
PE G132 – Pilates for Fitness – 1 unit
PE G173 – Introduction to Weight Training – 1 unit
PE G181 – Muscular Strength Training – 1 unit

Individual Sports
PE G114 – Surfing – 1 unit
PE G150 – Badminton – 1 unit
PE G158 – Tennis – 1 unit

Team Sports
PE G186 – Activities- Basketball – 0.5-1 units
PE G192 – Soccer – 1 unit
PE G195- Volleyball – 0.5-1 units

List A (7-10 units):
MATH G160 – Introductory to Statistics – 4 units
BIO G100 – Introduction to Biology – 4 units
CHEM G180 – General Chemistry A – 5 units
PHYS G120 – Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics – 4 units
Kin G101 – First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation – 3 units

Major total: 21-23 units
Total units that may be double-counted: 16 units
CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units
Total units that may be double-counted: 16 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60  transferable units): 14-18 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT.

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KINESIOLOGY G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Kinesiology
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. An overview of the sub-disciplines (e.g. physiology, biomechanics, exercise & sport psychology) in kinesiology will be provided along with career opportunities in the areas of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions. Courses in lifelong learning and self-development provide the opportunity to equip learners for lifelong understanding and development of themselves as integrated physiological, social, and psychological beings. C-ID: KIN 100 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G101 – 3 Units
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First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
A course in CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and basic first aid. This course will cover emergency care of the ill and or injured, including; recognizing and treating life threatening emergencies such as breathing, choking, cardiac emergencies, severe bleeding, and shock. The treatment of soft tissue injuries like burns, musculoskeletal, head, neck, and back injuries. The treatment of medical emergencies such as sudden illness, poisonings, hypothermia and hyperthermia. American Red Cross first aid certificates and American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR certificates are awarded to students upon successful course completion. C-ID: KIN 101 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units
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Mental Skills for Performance
Students will develop an understanding of the mental aspects of performance in sport and other areas of life and learn mental skills that can be used to enhance performance. This course will cover theory and application of how performance impacts one’s psychology, as well as how one’s psychology impacts performance. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G281 – 3 Units
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Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Introduction and application of basic principles to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This course applies basic principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics to athletic injuries. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Kinesiology will transfer to the following California State Universities:

CSU Bakersfield
CSU Chino
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee website: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/

Most of the courses in this program also transfer to the University of California (UC) System and Private Universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY KINESIOLOGY DEGREE?

  • Physical Education
  • Health Promotion and Exercise Science
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Management
  • Dance

Employers of Kinesiology Majors

  • Professional Sports Organizations
  • National Amateur Sports Governing Bodies
  • U. S. Olympic Training Center
  • Sports Marketing/Events Management Firms
  • Retailers and Marketing Firms
  • Private Corporations & Corporate Fitness Facilities
  • Fitness Clubs, Spas, Sports Clinics
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Campus Recreation Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • College Athletic Departments
  • Schools
  • Community Recreational Programs
  • Sports Governing Bodies
  • Events Management Firms
  • Sports League Conferences
  • Marketing & Public Relations Firms

Monique Henderson
Instructor, Kinesiology
B.A., University of California Los Angeles; M.A., Fresno Pacific

biography

mhenderson@gwc.cccd.edu