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 1C).

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) 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 1C).

Up to (6 " 11) 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.