Cerro Coso Community College

Kinesiology for Transfer

Kinesiology AA-T

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 AS-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:

Prerequisite: ENGL C070

54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course includes the study of microscopic and gross anatomy of body systems including skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, reproductive and integumentary systems. Approved for IGETC Area 5B & 5C, CSU GE Area B2 & B3, Local GE Area 1.

Prerequisite: ENGL C070 Advisory: BIOL C125 or BIOL C251, CHEM C101, MATH C055

54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course provides students with an understanding of the function and regulation of the human body and physiological integration of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis. Course content includes functions of the integumentary system, neural & hormonal homeostatic control mechanisms, musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic & immune, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Approved for IGETC Area 5B & 5C, CSU GE Area B2 & B3, Local GE Area 1.

54 hours lecture. This course examines the history and trends in physical education, kinesiology, fitness, and sport. Areas covered include an orientation to major subfields such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, sport sociology, and exercise psychology. In addition lifelong understanding and development of the Kinesiology professional as integrated physiological, social, and psychological will be discussed. The course also explores available career opportunities and pathways in the areas of allied health, sport, fitness, physical therapy, teaching, and coaching. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

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.

Fitness

54 hours activity. This is a beginning course in aerobic exercise that emphasizes rhythmic movements and body weight activity. The course is designed to assist students in developing cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition utilizing continuous dance movements. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This is an intermediate course in aerobic exercise that emphasizes rhythmic movements and calisthenics. This class is designed to condition the heart and muscles through continuous dance exercises. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This course assists students in the development of basic weight training fundamentals and techniques. The course includes material specifically related to strength and muscle development. Emphasis is on individualized programs that contour, build, and firm up the human body in the most efficient manner. The course emphasizes proper care and utilization of equipment involved and the importance of safety. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This intermediate level course provides knowledge and strength development. The course emphasizes development of a weight training program and adaptation of strength training to individual needs. The course includes proper care and utilization of equipment involved and the importance of safety. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This beginning conditioning course is designed to assist students in developing increased cardiovascular function, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance, using a variety of exercise equipment. The course emphasizes the development of an improved level of physical fitness through an individually designed fitness program. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This is an intermediate course in co-educational physical fitness designed to help improve general fitness through exercise. Topics include current scientific trends and methods in fitness and the practical application of physical fitness methods. This course emphasizes the maintenance of an improved level of physical fitness in a group fitness program. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Individual Sports

54 hours activity. This course provides golf instruction and practice in the fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment, backswing, and downswing. Topics also include principles of warm-up, golf club selection and use, player guidelines, scoring, game etiquette, and safety procedures. The course emphasizes the “one basic golf swing” theory and includes extensive practice and play at the local golf course. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. The course addresses Intermediate golfers with swing habits that are counterproductive to effective ball striking. Corrective measures are explored; drills, training aids and practice plans prescribed. The intermediate level fundamentals of the golf swing and short game techniques of chipping, pitching, putting and bunker play will be addressed. The course emphasizes the “one basic golf swing” theory and includes extensive practice and play at the local golf course. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This is a beginning course in the fundamentals of tennis. This class emphasizes the serve, forehand and backhand ground-strokes, volley, rules of the game and court etiquette. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Prerequisite: PHED C113

54 hours activity. This is an advanced course in tennis. This class refines the competitive strokes with special emphasis on the lob, smash (overhead), and advanced singles and doubles play. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Team Sports

54 hours activity. This is a beginning course designed to introduce the fundamental skills of beginning volleyball which consist of serving, passing, setting, offensive and defensive strategies. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This is an intermediate course designed to refine the fundamental skills of beginning volleyball. Skills include serving, passing, setting, offensive and defensive strategies as well as an introduction to advanced game play. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This is a beginning level course designed to introduce basic softball skills. The class emphasizes strategies and fundamental skills of offensive and defensive play including batting, bunting, fielding, and throwing. Students participate in practice drills as well as softball game settings. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours activity. This is an intermediate course designed for the continuation of basic softball skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of defensive tactics by position and special situations like double plays, backing up, pick-off and relay throws. Students participate in practice drills as well as game setting situations. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

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

Prerequisite: MATH C055

72 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course covers matter and measurement, atoms, molecules, ions, calculations with chemical formulas and equations, aqueous reactions and solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, the electronic structure of atoms, periodic properties of the elements, concepts of chemical bonding, molecular geometry and bonding theories, the gaseous state, intermolecular forces in solids and liquids, modern materials, and properties of solutions. Approved for IGETC Area 5A & 5C, CSU GE Area B1 & B3, Local GE Area 1.

Prerequisite: CHEM C111

72 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course covers structure and bonding, polar bonds, alkanes, cycloalkanes, stereochemistry, synthesis, structure and reactivity of alkenes, synthesis, structure and reactivity of alkynes, handedness in chemistry, synthesis, structure and reactivity of alkyl halides, carbocations, the concept of resonance, nucleophilic substitutions and eliminations, basic biochemistry, mass spectrometry, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and ultraviolet spectroscopy and aromaticity. This Organic Chemistry I course is taught according to standards developed by the American Chemical Society. Approved for IGETC Area 5A & 5C, CSU GE Area B1 & B3.

Prerequisite: MATH C053 or MATH C055

54 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course covers data analysis using descriptive and inferential statistics. Graphs and computations include measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, and presentation of data on a histogram, scatter plot, box plot, and the normal curve. Probability concepts include those for discrete and continuous random variables. Sampling and hypothesis testing are covered for means and variances. Topics from algebra are combined with applications in statistics in the lab portion of the class. This course applies to the degree requirements for students not majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Approved for IGETC Area 2, CSU GE Area B4, Local GE Area 4.

Prerequisite: MATH C053 or MATH C055. Advisory: ENGL C101 Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor.

72 hours lecture/54 hours laboratory. This course covers elements of descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, dispersion and presentation of data. Included are concepts of probability, random variables and normally distributed random variables. Sampling error, sampling processes and the distribution of sample means are applied to real life examples. Students will conduct hypothesis testing of means and proportions for one and two populations and linear regression testing using the least squares criterion. Students use descriptive and inferential methods employing linear regression and study one and two way analysis of variance. The honors section provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class; the honors course also requires at least one extra research assignment. Approved for IGETC Area 2, CSU GE Area B4, Local GE Area 4.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MATH C151

63 hours lecture/81 hours laboratory. This course covers the fundamental laws of nature governing the motion of bodies and their relation to external forces. Motion in 1, 2, and 3 dimensions is covered as well as energy, linear momentum, angular momentum, gravitation, fluids, oscillations, and simple harmonic motion. Approved for IGETC Area 5A & 5C, CSU GE Area B1 & B3, Local GE Area 1.

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students desiring transfer to the California State University system may conform to either (1) the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or (2) CSU General Education Certification.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

IGETC is a series of courses that community college students can use to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any CSU or UC campus.

Please consult the Transfer Center or Counseling for more information regarding which classes will transfer to a four-year institution.

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Program Pathways

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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

Non-residents

60.0 units

at $329 per unit

Equals $19,740 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $3,600* for books and supplies

Total cost $23,340 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.

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