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The Kinesiology program will stimulate learning and necessary skills for the different options of study in the practical field of kinesiology. After completion of the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer, also called Kinesiology AA-T Degree, the students’ knowledge will be diverse in topics such as health and fitness, sports management, personal training, pedagogy, motor development and learning, physiology of exercise, athletic training, and pre-physical therapy. Students who complete the Kinesiology AA-T will receive "priority admission with junior status to the California State University system."

This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 21-23 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of “C” or better in all major coursework. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
Wendy Ansley -
wansley@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7203
Courtney Doussett - cdoussett@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7339


Dept. No. Title Units
Required Core Courses: 15 Units
KINE 8 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
BI 13 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BI 14 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5

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


     · Aquatics (1 unit)
​KINE 82 ​Swimming ​1
     · Combatives (1 unit) ​ ​
​KINE 77 Self-Defense/Fitness​ ​1
​KINE 78 ​Self-Defense/Martial Arts ​1
     · Dance (1 unit) ​ ​
​KINE 51 ​Dance, Aerobic ​1
     · Fitness (1 unit) ​ ​
​KINE 68 ​Jogging, Powerwalking and Running ​1
​KINE 96 ​Weight Training ​1
​KINE 98 ​Yoga ​1
     · Individual Sports (1 unit) ​ ​
​KINE 43 ​Badminton ​1
​KINE 57 ​Fencing ​1
​KINE 62 ​Golf ​1
​KINE 86 ​Tennis ​1
     · Team Sports (1 unit) ​ ​
​KINE 45 ​Basketball ​1
​KINE 79 ​Soccer ​1
​KINE 91 ​Volleyball ​1
List A - Select two (2) courses from the following: 6-8 Units
​KINE 1​ First Aid and Safety 3​
​PH 2A​ College Physics ​4
​MATH 14​ Statistical Methods ​ ​4
or SOC 3​ ​Fundamentals of Statistics ​3
  Required Subtotal 21-23
  CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern1 37-39
  Transferable Electives2 (as needed to get to 60 transferable units)


1 Units for the major may be double counted for CSUGE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.

2 Elective units to reach 60-unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.

* Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB1440) on page 59 of the 2015-16 COD Catalog