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Kinesiology (AA) Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 32.5
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Kinesiology Associate of Arts degree (formerly Physical Education) provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transferring to four-year colleges and universities in the areas of physical education, health and fitness, exercise science, and Kinesiology. The program in physical education outlined below is typical lower division requirements for four-year colleges and universities; some requirements vary from college to college. Students are advised to meet with a counselor for appropriate campus specific course requirements before selecting courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand human anatomy and physiology pertaining to the fifteen major areas/body systems;
  2. understand the health, fitness, and basic nutritional aspects of physical education;
  3. identify the psychological aspects and dynamics of individual and team sports;
  4. transfer to university level programs with a comprehensive foundation in physical education courses; and
  5. successfully compete academically with 4 year university students in their major.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Kinesiology (AA) program are:

  • Complete 32.5 units from
    • Kinesiology Prerequisites
    • Kinesiology Core
    • Kinesiology Theory
    • Kinesiology Coaching/Fitness/Teacher
    • Kinesiology Team or Individual Elective Requirement
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Kinesiology Prerequisites - complete 9.00 units
BIO 10 Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
Kinesiology Core - complete 13.50 units
ANAT 1 General Human Anatomy5.00
HLE 6 Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED0.50
KINES 1 Introduction to Kinesiology3.00
PHYSIO 1 Human Physiology5.00
Kinesiology Theory - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 11L Baseball Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 15L Basketball Lab1.00
ATHL 16 Techniques & Theory of Basketball1.00-2.00
ATHL 17L Cross Country Lab1.50
ATHL 22.1L Defensive Football Laboratory1.50
ATHL 22.2L Offensive Football Laboratory1.50
ATHL 29L Soccer Lab1.50
ATHL 30 Theory and Analysis of Soccer1.50
ATHL 31L Softball Lab1.50
ATHL 32 Theory and Analysis of Wrestling1.50
ATHL 32L Wrestling Lab1.50
ATHL 45L Volleyball Lab1.50
FDNT 10 Elementary Nutrition3.00
KINES 53 Principles of Health and Wellness3.00
KINES 59 Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance3.00
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
Kinesiology Coaching/Fitness/Teacher - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
FDNT 10 Elementary Nutrition3.00
HLE 5 Personal Health and Wellness3.00
KINES 2 Sports Officiating Fall2.00-3.00
KINES 3 Sports Officiating Spring2.00-3.00
KINES 4 Introduction to Sports Medicine3.00
KINES 55 Introduction to Coaching Team Sports3.00
KINES 62A Sports Medicine Experience A2.00
KINES 62B Sports Medicine Experience B2.00
KINES 62C Sports Medicine Experience C2.00
KINES 62D Sports Medicine Experience D2.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
Kinesiology Team or Individual Elective Requirement - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 1 Intercollegiate Physical Fitness1.00-2.00
ATHL 8 Varsity Wrestling3.00
ATHL 9 Women's Varsity Water Polo3.00
ATHL 10 Men's Varsity Water Polo3.00
ATHL 11 Men's Varsity Baseball3.00
ATHL 13 Men's Varsity Basketball1.50
ATHL 14 Women's Varsity Basketball1.50
ATHL 17 Men's Varsity Cross Country3.00
ATHL 18 Women's Varsity Cross Country3.00
ATHL 21 Varsity Football3.00
ATHL 24 Varsity Golf3.00
ATHL 27 Men's Varsity Soccer3.00
ATHL 28 Women's Varsity Soccer3.00
ATHL 31 Women's Varsity Softball3.00
ATHL 33 Men's Varsity Swimming and Diving3.00
ATHL 34 Women's Varsity Swimming and Diving3.00
ATHL 37 Men's Varsity Tennis3.00
ATHL 38 Women's Varsity Tennis3.00
ATHL 41 Men's Varsity Track and Field3.00
ATHL 42 Women's Varsity Track and Field3.00
ATHL 45 Women's Varsity Volleyball3.00
KAQUA 1.1 Beginning Swimming1.00-2.00
KAQUA 1.2 Intermediate Swimming1.00-2.00
KAQUA 1.3 Advanced Swimming1.00-2.00
KAQUA 1.4 Training for the Competitive Swimmer1.00-2.00
KAQUA 2.1 Aquatic Fitness1.00-2.00
KAQUA 2.3 Advanced Aquatic Fitness1.50
KAQUA 3.1 Aquatic Calisthenics1.00-2.00
KAQUA 4.1 Deep Water Running1.00-2.00
KAQUA 10.1 Springboard Diving1.00-2.00
KAQUA 12.1 Beginning Water Polo1.50
KAQUA 12.2 Intermediate Water Polo1.50
KAQUA 12.3 Training for Competitive Water Polo1.50
KAQUA 21 Lifeguard Training2.00
KCOMB 1.1 Tai Chi - Chen Style1.50
KCOMB 2.1 Beginning Judo1.00
KCOMB 2.2 Intermediate Judo1.00
KCOMB 2.3 Advanced Judo1.00
KCOMB 3.1 Beginning Karate1.50
KCOMB 3.2 Intermediate Karate1.50
KCOMB 4.1 Beginning Boxing1.50
KCOMB 4.2 Intermediate Boxing1.50
KFIT 1.1 Beginning Aerobic Dance1.50
KFIT 1.2 Intermediate Aerobic Dance1.50
KFIT 2.1 Beginning Step Aerobics1.50
KFIT 2.2 Intermediate Step Aerobics1.50
KFIT 3.1 Beginning Body Conditioning1.50
KFIT 3.2 Intermediate Body Conditioning1.50
KFIT 3.3 Advanced Body Conditioning1.50
KFIT 4.1 Body Mechanics1.50
KFIT 5 Introduction to Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 5.1 Beginning Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 5.3 Advanced Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 6 Introduction to Yoga1.50
KFIT 6.1 Beginning Yoga1.50
KFIT 6.2 Intermediate Yoga1.50
KFIT 6.3 Advanced Yoga1.50
KFIT 7.1 Beginning Circuit Training1.50
KFIT 7.2 Circuit Training Intermediate1.50
KFIT 8 Introduction to Weight Lifting1.50
KFIT 8.1 Beginning Weight Lifting1.50
KFIT 8.2 Intermediate Weight Training1.50
KFIT 15.1 Personal Fitness Activities1.50
KINDV 1.1 Beginning Wrestling1.50
KINDV 2.1 Beginning Badminton1.50
KINDV 2.2 Intermediate Badminton1.50
KINDV 2.3 Advanced Badminton1.50
KINDV 3.1 Beginning Golf1.50
KINDV 3.2 Intermediate Golf1.50
KINDV 3.3 Advanced Golf1.00
KINDV 4.1 Beginning Tennis1.50
KINDV 4.2 Intermediate Tennis1.50
KINDV 4.3 Advanced Tennis1.50
KINDV 5.1 Beginning Track and Field1.00
KINDV 5.2 Intermediate Track and Field1.00
KINDV 5.3 Advanced Track and Field1.50
KINES 49 Independent Study in Kinesiology, Athletics and/or Dance0.50-3.00
KINES 55 Coaching Sports3.00
KTEAM 1.1 Football Passing Game1.00
KTEAM 2.1 Touch Football1.00
KTEAM 3.1 Beginning Baseball1.00
KTEAM 3.2 Intermediate Baseball1.50
KTEAM 3.3 Advanced Baseball1.50
KTEAM 4.1 Beginning Basketball1.50
KTEAM 4.2 Intermediate Basketball1.50
KTEAM 4.3 Advanced Basketball1.50
KTEAM 5.1 Softball1.00
KTEAM 6.1 Beginning Soccer1.50
KTEAM 6.2 Intermediate Soccer1.50
KTEAM 6.3 Advanced Soccer1.50
KTEAM 7.1 Indoor Soccer1.50
KTEAM 8.1 Beginning Volleyball1.50
KTEAM 8.2 Intermediate Volleyball1.50
KTEAM 8.3 Advanced Volleyball1.50
KTEAM 9.1 Beginning Outdoor Volleyball1.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Kinesiology - effective Fall 2019
Kinesiology - effective Fall 2018
Kinesiology - effective Fall 2017
Kinesiology - effective Fall 2016
Kinesiology - effective Fall 2015
Kinesiology - effective Fall 2012
Physical Education - effective Fall 2011
Physical Education - effective Spring 2011
Physical Education - effective Spring 2008

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.

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