Kinesiology Degrees & Certificates


Associate Degrees

Associate In Arts Degree In Kinesiology For Transfer – AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T Kinesiology) is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status and priority admission to their local CSU campus to a program or major in Kinesiology or similar major for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Students are required to complete:
• Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University
General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
• Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
• No more than 60 semester units are required.

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T Kinesiology) will also assist Kinesiology major students to transfer to a U.C. or other baccalaureate institutions. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Critically analyze anatomical and physiological factors in the development of exercise prescription, prevention and rehabilitation programs designed to meet individual goals and circumstances
2. Synthesize health and fitness information for application to improve the 5 components of fitness in clients: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition (weight management)
3. Identify career and / or educational options in physical education, and formulate an action plan to successfully pursue and attain those options

Careers include but not limited to: health clubs & spas, private and public fitness centers, corporate fitness centers, nursing homes, schools/colleges/universities, self employment, YMCA's, fitness specialist, exercise testing technicians, aerobic instructors.

Certificates of Proficiency

Motor Skills – Certificate of Proficiency

The Certificate of Proficiency in Motor Skill program is designed to prepare students to plan, implement, and manage proper motor skills for various activities and professions. Coursework will make students proficient at fine and gross motor control and motor coordination and to be able to plan their motor actions.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. Comprehend and apply the fundamental principles of physical conditioning including cardiovascular, muscular and flexibility training.
2. Apply fundamental level skills in game situations.

Motor skills are the mechanics of motor development and are about the body’s ability to control body movements. A good grasp of control of your motor skills is needed in every job. This certificate will be a demonstration of our student's abilities to work in the athletic field as assistants, paraprofessionals, PE teachers aids, gym support staff and will give employers in non-athletic fields the confidence that our students are competent and coordinated movers.

Personal Trainer – Preparation For Certification – Certificate of Proficiency

This program will prepare students with the basic qualifications to sit for the National Academy of Sports
Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Exam.

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:
1. 1) Apply Personal Training Concepts through practice exams and sample workouts in preparation to take the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exam.
2. 2) Pass CPR certification requirements.

A career as a Personal Trainer can be a rewarding career for those interested in fitness and helping others. To be marketable in this career, there are various certifications that are recommended. The main certification is a Personal Trainer certification. This will help open up doors for a career in gyms, fitness centers, teaching classes, or
working as a private personal trainer.