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Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The associate in arts in kinesiology for transfer will prepare students to move into the California State University (CSU) system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in such areas as exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy, and teaching. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). 2.  A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 3, Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Kinesiology will:

  • Synthesize health education information and apply principles of exercise in order to improve personal wellness and longevity.
  • Demonstrate and evaluate the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and contribute to the prevention of adult-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
  • Acquire program specific information from various sources with which to better appreciate, analyze, and communicate in different situations, involving diverse individuals and viewpoints.

Program Requirements

A major of 21-23 units is required for the associate in arts in kinesiology for transfer degree. Required core courses (14 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 124 Human Anatomy 4.0
BIOL 125 Human Physiology 4.0
PE 100 Introduction to Kinesiology 3.0

and a maximum of one (1) course from any three (3) of the following areas (3 units) minimum: Aquatics

Course Number Course Title Units
PE 120 Beginning & Intermediate Swimming 1.0
PE 121 Swim Fitness Lab 1.0
PE 122 Swim Fitness Lab 0.5
PE 123 Aerobic Swim 1.0


Course Number Course Title Units
PE 130 Self Defense 1.0
PE 132 Cardio Kickboxing 1.0
PE 134 Martial Arts Techniques 1.0


Course Number Course Title Units
PE 133 Beginning Yoga Fitness 1.0
PE 140 Physical Fitness Laboratory 1.0
PE 141 Physical Fitness Laboratory 0.5
PE 142 Low Impact Conditioning Exercises 1.0
PE 143 Step Aerobics 1.0
PE 146 Strength and Flexibility 1.0
PE 154 Jogging/Walking 1.0

Individual Sports

Course Number Course Title Units
PE 160 Tennis 1.0

Team Sports

Course Number Course Title Units
PE 164 Soccer 1.0
PE 167 Basketball 1.0
PE 170 Softball 1.0
PE 172 Volleyball 1.0

Restricted electives select 2 courses (7-9 units) from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
EMS 102 First Aid & Safety 3.0
MATH 123 Elementary Statistics 4.0
CHEM 150 General Chemistry 1 5.0
PHYS 141 General Physics 1 4.0
PHYS 161 Engineering Physics 1 4.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units


b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

Number of units that may be double counted for the major and CSU GE or IGETC - 7-10 units.

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree - 5-12 units

Visit myHancock and select the DegreeWorks icon to view CSU or IGETC general education and transferrable courses.


Last Modified Apr 30, 2024