What can I do with this?

Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a GuaranteeWe are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. This provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. This AA-T degree guarantees admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and gives priority admission consideration to your local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to your community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. More information on the Degree with a Guarantee Program.

The Kinesiology Degree for Transfer

  • Guarantees acceptance to the CSU system
  • Provides students with an introduction to the art and science contained in human movement
  • Provides a foundation in the fundamentals of human anatomy, physiology, movement, and the refinement of individual fitness and sport related skills

Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

What will I learn?

  • To analyze the anatomical and physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sport settings.
  • To explain the structure and function of the human body.
  • To apply the principles of physical fitness development and maintenance and assess the body's systematic responses to physical activity.
  • To define the importance and benefits of life-long physical activity and wellness.
  • To apply techniques of, and demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge, in at least three areas of physical sport skills.

Program Learning Outcome Assessments

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.


Complete all of the following courses:


Choose a minimum of 12 units from below with at least 3 units from Area A:

Area A - Movement Based Courses: (maximum 3) select a maximum of one (1) course from any three (3) of the following areas for a maximum of three units.



Individual Sports


Team Sports


Area B: Additional Program Requirements: Select two courses (9-10 units) from the below listed course offerings.

General Ed Requirements

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this degree are available at the following campuses: Ridgecrest / IWV Bishop Mammoth Lakes

Additionally, some of the general education courses needed to complete this major are available at all our locations.

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 60.0 units and will likely take 4 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

60.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $2,760 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $6,360 for 4 semesters


60.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $22,500 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $26,100 for 4 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.