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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.

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Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

Required courses


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:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific, functional and mechanical processes of the human body.

2. Apply strong verbal and writing communication both in academic and professional settings.

3. 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)

KIN G100 – Introduction to Kinesiology – 3 units

BIOL G220 – Human Anatomy– 4 units

BIOL G225 – Human Physiology  – 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

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 – 1 unit

List A (select two courses):

MATH G160 – Introductory to Statistics – 4 units

BIOL 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

CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units

Total units that may be double-counted: 16

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units): 14-18 units

DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (max): 60 units

( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT

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KINESIOLOGY G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

A course in CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and basic first aid. Emphasizes injury prevention, early medical care, first aid for common injuries and lifesaving skills. Successful completion qualifies a student for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Card, and CPR Certification. C-ID: KIN 101. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G279 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Sports Management

This course covers the professional skills and mindset of successful sport managers including community and youth sport, intercollegiate sport, professional sport, facility and event management and legal considerations in sport management. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

KINESIOLOGY G281 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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