Kinesiology AA-T Degree

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.  Employment opportunities include health care, coaching, sports officiating, athletic training, and education.  A baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology can serve as the foundation to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or medical school.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer, also called Kinesiology AA-T, will be awarded upon completion of course work totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the IGETC or 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 COD graduation requirements.

Course Code Title Units
Required Core Courses
KINE 008Introduction to Kinesiology3
BI 013Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BI 014Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
Movement Based Courses
Select one (1) course maximum from any three (3) of the following areas: (3 units)
Aquatics (1-2 units)
KINE 046Endurance Training (Running/Swimming/Cardio-Respiratory)2
KINE 082Swimming1
KINE 083Swimming & Running for Triathletes1
KINE 084Aquatic Crosstraining1
KINE 093Water Fitness1
Combatives (1 unit)
KINE 057Fencing1
KINE 078Martial Arts1
Dance (1 unit)
KINE 051Dance, Aerobic1
KINE 053Dance, Jazz1
KINE 092Yoga for Dancers1
Fitness (1-2 units)
KINE 041Core Conditioning1
KINE 046Endurance Training (Running/Swimming/Cardio-Respiratory)2
KINE 047Body Sculpt & Tone1
KINE 068Jogging, Powerwalking & Running1
KINE 071Kickboxing Aerobics1
KINE 072Pilates Mat Work1
KINE 073Pilates for Dance1
KINE 083Swimming & Running for Triathletes1
KINE 094Personal Fitness1
KINE 096Weight Training1
KINE 098AYoga I-Fundamentals of Yoga1
KINE 098BYoga II-Beginning Yoga1
KINE 098CYoga III-Intermediate Yoga1
KINE 099Vinyasa Power Yoga1
Individual Sports (1 unit)
KINE 043Badminton1
KINE 057Fencing1
KINE 062Golf1
KINE 063Golf: The Short Game1
KINE 086Tennis1
KINE 088Strokes & Strategies for Tennis Play1
Team Sports (1 unit)
KINE 045Basketball1
KINE 079Soccer1
KINE 087Pickleball1
KINE 091Volleyball1
List A
Select 2 courses from the following: (6-9 units)
CH 001AGeneral Chemistry I5
KINE 001First Aid and Safety3
PH 002ACollege Physics I4
SOC 003Fundamentals of Statistics3
MATH 014Statistical Methods4
Required Subtotal21-25
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.


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

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).