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Kinesiology/Athletics

Degree

The following Kinesiology/Athletics degree is offered:

DEGREE
AA-T - Kinesiology 

Required Program (units)
KINES 300    Introduction to Physical Education, Kinesiology,
                     Fitness and Sport (3) 
BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology (5) 
BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology (5) 
A minimum of six (6) units from the following: 6
CHEM 305    Introduction to Chemistry (5)
CHEM 400    General Chemistry (5)
PHYS 350    General Physics (4)
STAT 300    Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of three (3) units from the following: 31
Fitness:
FITNS 304    Cardio Circuit (1)
  or FITNS 306    Aerobics: Cardio-Kickboxing (1)
  or FITNS 307    Aerobic Mix (1)
  or FITNS 324    Mat Pilates (1)
  or FITNS 331    Boot Camp Fitness (1)
  or FITNS 352    Power Sculpting (1)
  or FITNS 380    Circuit Weight Training (1)
  or FITNS 381    Weight Training (1)
  or FITNS 392    Yoga (1)
  or FITNS 395    Stretch (1)
Combatives:
FITNS 410    Karate I (1)
  or FITNS 413    Okinawan Kobudo I (1)
  or FITNS 414    Tai Chi (1)
Dance:
DANCE 310    Jazz Dance I (1)
  or DANCE 320    Ballet I (1)
  or DANCE 330    Modern Dance I (1)
  or DANCE 351    Urban Hip Hop I (1)
Individual Sports, and Team Activities:
PACT 300    Archery I (1)
  or PACT 350    Golf I (1)
  or PACT 390    Tennis I (1) 
 TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED:  22

1The options above are grouped into five movement clusters: Combatives, Dance, Fitness, Individual Sports, and Team Activities. Students majoring in Kinesiology must select one course (or one unit) from three different clusters.

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Kinesiology at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. 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.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- utilize the theories of biomechanics and exercise physiology and apply them to sport and fitness pedagogy.
- discuss how sociological, psychological, historical, and philosophical factors influence the field of kinesiology and sport. 
- evaluate the unique and overlapping roles of each body system in promoting homeostasis and how such body systems adapt to the demands of activity and sport.
- evaluate anatomical and physiological information and apply findings to decision making.
assess and measure improvements in fitness levels through a comprehensive analysis of aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
- define and understand how to properly execute fitness and sport training techniques.
- FOR STUDENTS CHOOSING THE STAT 300 OPTION: use the concepts of descriptive statistics to display and analyze univariate and bivariate data.
- FOR STUDENTS CHOOSING THE CHEM 305 OR CHEM 400 OPTIONS: apply the basic terminology and nomenclature of elements and compounds relevant to the human body and metabolism.
- FOR STUDENTS CHOOSING THE PHYS 350 OPTION: solve conceptual problems in classical mechanics, fluids, mechanical waves, and thermodynamics.

Updated 06/09/15

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