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Kinesiology/Physical Education

Degrees & Certificates

The following Kinesiology/Physical Education degrees and certificates are offered:

A.A. - Kinesiology for Transfer

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
FITNS 410 Karate I (1)
  or FITNS 413 Okinawan Kobudo I (weapons) (1)
  or FITNS 414 Tai Chi (1)
DANCE 310 Jazz Dance (1)
  or DANCE 311 Urban Hip Hop (1)
  or DANCE 320 Ballet (1)
  or DANCE 330 Modern Dance (1)
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)
PACT 300 Archery (1)
  or PACT 350 Golf (1)
  or PACT 390 Tennis (1) 

1The options below 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.

Students are required to:
- Complete a minimum of 19 semester units in the major with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Complete 60 semester CSU-transferable units using the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU-GE Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 
- No more than 60 semester units are required.

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 10/01/14

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