Kinesiology, A.A.-T

An A.A.-T in Kinesiology for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU university as a Kinesiology major. The courses in the A.A.-T in Kinesiology provide students with an ability to design appropriate programs for health, fitness and competitions, apply principles of exercise assessments, and critique scientific literature, identify exercise protocols, and synthesize information in problem solving as it relates to human movement.

AS.KINE.OPTBAST or AS.KINE.OPTCAST

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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.

CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
PE-195 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
CHEM-101
General Chemistry I
or Chemistry of Life
5
ENGL-103
Critical Thinking and Writing
or Critical Thinking and Composition
3
Select one of the following: 1
Introduction to Softball (formerly Introduction to Athletic Techniques: Softball)
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball
Introduction to Volleyball
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer
Self-Defense
BIOL-100
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
4
Select one of the following: 1
Body Conditioning
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)
Strength Training: Circuit
Strength Training: Free Weights
Powerlifting
Exercise Walking
Intermediate Fitness Walking
Beginning Yoga
 Units14
Fall Semester 2
DAN-100 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
ANAT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Select one of the following: 1
Conditioning and Alignment for Dance
Beginning Ballet
Beginning Modern Dance
Beginning Jazz Dance
Beginning Tap Dance
Intermediate Modern Dance
Intermediate Tap Dance
Beginning Hip Hop (formerly DAN-131)
Advanced Beginning Hip Hop
Beginning Tennis
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
 Units14
Spring Semester 2
ANAT-102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
NUTR-100 Family Nutrition 3
HIST-107
The History of East Asia Before 1600
or The History of East Asia Since 1600
3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Ethnic Politics in America
 Units16
 Total Units60

NOTE: Major prep will change depending on the transfer institution. Please see a counselor for developing an accurate educational plan

CSUSM: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
MATH-110
Pre-Calculus 2
or Introduction to Statistics
4
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
PE-195 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
 Units17
Spring Semester 1
PE-115 First Aid and CPR 3
ENGL-103
Critical Thinking and Writing
or Critical Thinking and Composition
3
HIST-111
U.S. History to 1877
or U.S. History Since 1865
3
Select one of the following: 1
Introduction to Softball (formerly Introduction to Athletic Techniques: Softball)
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball
Introduction to Volleyball
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer
BIOL-100 Human Biology 4
 Units14
Summer 1
CHEM-107
Chemistry of Life 1
or General Chemistry I
5
 Units5
Fall Semester 2
DAN-100 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
ANAT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Select one of the following: 1
Conditioning and Alignment for Dance
Beginning Ballet
Beginning Modern Dance
Beginning Jazz Dance
Beginning Tap Dance
Intermediate Modern Dance
Intermediate Tap Dance
Beginning Hip Hop (formerly DAN-131)
Advanced Beginning Hip Hop
Beginning Tennis
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Ethnic Politics in America
 Units14
Spring Semester 2
ANAT-102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy I 3
NUTR-100 Family Nutrition 3
HIST-107
The History of East Asia Before 1600
or The History of East Asia Since 1600
3
Select one of the following: 1
Body Conditioning
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)
Strength Training: Circuit
Strength Training: Free Weights
Powerlifting
Exercise Walking
Intermediate Fitness Walking
Beginning Yoga
Self-Defense
 Units14
 Total Units64
1

Depends on career emphasis.

2

Which math course you should take depends on the Kinesiology chosen for CSUSM 

NOTE: Math/Chem/Phy will depend on Kines-emphasis in Movement Science or Health Science. Pre-Calc required for Movement Science. 

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
PE-195Introduction to Kinesiology3
Required Movement-Based Courses
Select one course maximum from any three of the following areas:3-5
Area 1: Aquatics (no MSJC equivalent)
Area 2: Combatives
Self-Defense
Area 3: Dance
Conditioning and Alignment for Dance
Beginning Ballet
Beginning Modern Dance
Beginning Jazz Dance
Beginning Tap Dance
Intermediate Modern Dance
Intermediate Tap Dance
Beginning Hip Hop (formerly DAN-131)
Intermediate Hip Hop
Area 4: Fitness
Body Conditioning
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)
Strength Training: Circuit
Strength Training: Free Weights
Powerlifting
Exercise Walking
Intermediate Fitness Walking
Beginning Yoga
Area 5: Individual Sports
Beginning Tennis
Area 6: Team Sports
Introduction to Softball (formerly Introduction to Athletic Techniques: Softball)
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball
Introduction to Volleyball
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer
List A: Select two
Select two of the following:6-9
Human Biology
General Chemistry I
Honors General Chemistry I
Chemistry of Life
First Aid and CPR
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Statistics
Basic Physics: Energy and Motion
Mechanics and Wave Motion
Total Units20-25
Course Title Credits
Units for Major 20-25
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 37-39
Possible double counting: 10-14 units
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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