Program Overview

An Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Kinesiology, or similar major. Course topics include basic human anatomy and physiology, the field of kinesiology and its sub-disciplines, socio-cultural and historical influences and impacts of kinesiology, athletic injury care, and nutrition. Courses offered are transferable as lower division coursework toward a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Upon completion of the degree, students will have a solid foundation of knowledge upon which to build in their selected sub-discipline of Kinesiology.

Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Complete the following courses:
Required Core Courses (12 units) Units
KINE 100 Introduction to Kinesiology 3 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
Select 3 units from the following with a maximum of one (1) unit from any one area: Combatives, Dance, Fitness, Individual Sports and Team Sports
Movement Based Courses (3 units): Units
COMB 301 Beginning Wrestling 1 unit
COMB 302 Intermediate Wrestling 1 unit
COMB 401.1 Self Defense I 1 unit
COMB 401.2 Self Defense II 1 unit
COMB 401.3 Self Defense III 1 unit
COMB 401.4 Self Defense IV 1 unit
DANC 121.1 Contemporary Modern Dance I 1 unit
DANC 121.2 Contemporary Modern Dance II 1 unit
DANC 121.3 Contemporary Modern Dance III 1 unit
DANC 121.4 Contemporary Modern Dance IV 1 unit
DANC 130.1 Jazz Dance I: Lyrical, Pop & Broadway 1 unit
DANC 130.2 Jazz Dance II – Lyrical, Pop and Broadway 1 unit
DANC 130.3 Jazz Dance III – Lyrical, Pop and Broadway 1 unit
DANC 130.4 Jazz Dance IV – Lyrical, Pop and Broadway 1 unit
DANC 140.1 Ballet I 1 unit
DANC 140.2 Ballet II 1 unit
DANC 140.3 Ballet III 1 unit
DANC 140.4 Ballet IV 1 unit
DANC 152.1 Cuban Salsa I 1 unit
DANC 152.2 Cuban Salsa II 1 unit
DANC 152.3 Cuban Salsa III 1 unit
DANC 152.4 Cuban Salsa IV 1 unit
DANC 161 Tango Argentino 1 unit
DANC 162 Tango Milonga 1 unit
DANC 163 Tango Buenos Aires 1 unit
DANC 164 Tango De La Confiteria 1 unit
DANC 350.1 Cardio Dance I 1 unit
DANC 350.2 Cardio Dance II 1 unit
DANC 350.3 Cardio Dance III 1 unit
DANC 350.4 Cardio Dance IV 1 unit
FITN 116.1 Body Conditioning I 1 unit
FITN 116.2 Body Conditioning II 1 unit
FITN 116.3 Body Conditioning III 1 unit
FITN 116.4 Body Conditioning IV 1 unit
FITN 201.1 Weight Training I 1 unit
FITN 201.2 Weight Training II 1 unit
FITN 201.3 Weight Training III 1 unit
FITN 201.4 Weight Training IV 1 unit
FITN 314.1 Backpacking for Fitness I 1 unit
FITN 314.2 Backpacking for Fitness II 1 unit
FITN 314.3 Backpacking for Fitness III 1 unit
FITN 314.4 Backpacking for Fitness IV 1 unit
FITN 334.1 Yoga I 1 unit
FITN 334.2 Yoga II 1 unit
FITN 334.3 Yoga III 1 unit
FITN 334.4 Yoga IV 1 unit
FITN 335.1 Pilates I 1 unit
FITN 335.2 Pilates II 1 unit
FITN 335.3 Pilates III 1 unit
FITN 335.4 Pilates IV 1 unit
Individual Sports
INDV 101.1 Archery I 1 unit
INDV 101.2 Archery II 1 unit
INDV 101.3 Archery III 1 unit
INDV 101.4 Archery IV 1 unit
INDV 121.1 Badminton I 1 unit
INDV 121.2 Badminton II 1 unit
INDV 121.3 Badminton III 1 unit
INDV 121.4 Badminton IV 1 unit
INDV 126 Coed Club Badminton 1 unit
INDV 160.1 Golf I 1 unit
INDV 160.2 Golf II 1 unit
INDV 160.3 Golf III 1 unit
INDV 160.4 Golf IV 1 unit
INDV 251.1 Tennis I 1 unit
INDV 251.2 Tennis II 1 unit
INDV 251.3 Tennis III 1 unit
INDV 251.4 Tennis IV 1 unit
Team Sports
TEAM 111.1 Basketball I 1 unit
TEAM 111.2 Basketball II 1 unit
TEAM 111.3 Basketball III 1 unit
TEAM 111.4 Basketball IV 1 unit
TEAM 132.1 Flag Football I 1 unit
TEAM 132.2 Flag Football II 1 unit
TEAM 132.3 Flag Football III 1 unit
TEAM 132.4 Flag Football IV 1 unit
TEAM 141.1 Soccer I 1 unit
TEAM 141.2 Soccer II 1 unit
TEAM 141.3 Soccer III 1 unit
TEAM 141.4 Soccer IV 1 unit
TEAM 148.1 Indoor Soccer I 1 unit
TEAM 148.2 Indoor Soccer II 1 unit
TEAM 148.3 Indoor Soccer III 1 unit
TEAM 148.4 Indoor Soccer IV 1 unit
List A (select two): 8-9 units
Required Electives Units
MATH 200 Elem Probability & Statistics 4 units
CHEM 410 Chemistry for Health Sciences 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 23 - 24

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),


  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete the IGETC (CSU or UC) pattern, which includes completion of an Oral Communication (COMM) course. Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Up to (6 " 12) major course units may be double counted to apply to general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.