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Kinesiology (AA) Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 32
Term Effective: Fall 2024


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 outlined below includes 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. Demonstrate proficiency in the principles and execution of movement-based activity and skills appropriate to the specific activities completed;
  2. Explain the opportunities, pathways, and skills necessary for careers in the discipline of Kinesiology and related fields;
  3. Apply anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics terminology and principles when describing the effects of exercise and performing physical skills and movement;
  4. Explain the physiological and psychological/mental health benefits of regular physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Kinesiology (AA) program are:

  • Complete 32 units from
    • Kinesiology Prerequisites
    • Kinesiology Core
    • Kinesiology Theory
    • Kinesiology Coaching/Fitness/Sports Medicine
    • Kinesiology Activity Elective Requirement
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Kinesiology Prerequisites - complete 9.00 units
BIO 10Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
General Chemistry Part 1: Lecture3.00
CHEM 3ALGeneral Chemistry Part 1: Lab2.00
CHEM 60General, Organic and Biological Chemistry5.00
Kinesiology Core - complete 13.00 units
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
KINES 1Introduction to Kinesiology3.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
Kinesiology Theory - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 10LWater Polo Lab1.50
ATHL 11LBaseball Laboratory1.50
ATHL 15LBasketball Lab1.00
ATHL 17LCross Country Lab1.50
ATHL 22.1LDefensive Football Laboratory1.50
ATHL 22.2LOffensive Football Laboratory1.50
ATHL 29LSoccer Lab1.50
ATHL 30Theory and Analysis of Soccer1.50
ATHL 31LSoftball Lab1.50
ATHL 32Theory and Analysis of Wrestling1.50
ATHL 32LWrestling Lab1.50
ATHL 41LTrack & Field Lab1.50
ATHL 45LVolleyball Lab1.50
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
KINES 5Sport and Society3.00
KINES 53Principles of Health and Wellness3.00
KINES 57Sport Films and Society3.00
KINES 58Ethics in Sports3.00
KINES 59Psychological Aspects of Sports Performance3.00
KINES 61Women in Sports3.00
KINES 80Introduction to Applied Kinesiology and Anatomy3.00
KINES 81Intro to Exercise Physiology, Assessment, and Program Design3.00
KINES 82Exercise Assessment and Prescription3.00
Kinesiology Coaching/Fitness/Sports Medicine - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
KINES 2Sports Officiating Fall3.00
KINES 3Sports Officiating Spring3.00
KINES 4Introduction to Sports Medicine3.00
KINES 53Principles of Health and Wellness3.00
KINES 55Theory of Coaching Sports3.00
KINES 62ASports Medicine Experience A2.00
KINES 62BSports Medicine Experience B2.00
KINES 62CSports Medicine Experience C2.00
KINES 62DSports Medicine Experience D2.00
KINES 83Techniques of Fitness Instruction3.00
Kinesiology Activity Elective Requirement - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 1Intercollegiate Physical Fitness1.00
ATHL 2Yoga for Intercollegiate Athletes1.50
ATHL 3Off-Season Training for Intercollegiate Athletics1.00
ATHL 8Varsity Wrestling3.00
ATHL 9Women's Varsity Water Polo3.00
ATHL 10Men's Varsity Water Polo3.00
ATHL 11Men's Varsity Baseball3.00
ATHL 13Men's Varsity Basketball1.50
ATHL 14Women's Varsity Basketball1.50
ATHL 17Men's Varsity Cross Country3.00
ATHL 18Women's Varsity Cross Country3.00
ATHL 21Varsity Football3.00
ATHL 27Men's Varsity Soccer3.00
ATHL 28Women's Varsity Soccer3.00
ATHL 31Women's Varsity Softball3.00
ATHL 33Men's Varsity Swimming and Diving3.00
ATHL 34Women's Varsity Swimming and Diving3.00
ATHL 37Men's Varsity Tennis3.00
ATHL 38Women's Varsity Tennis3.00
ATHL 41Men's Varsity Track and Field3.00
ATHL 42Women's Varsity Track and Field3.00
ATHL 45Women's Varsity Volleyball3.00
ATHL 96Women's Varsity Beach Volleyball3.00
KAQUA 1Introduction to Swimming1.50
KAQUA 1.1Beginning Swimming1.50
KAQUA 1.2Intermediate Swimming1.50
KAQUA 1.3Advanced Swimming1.50
KAQUA 1.4Training for the Competitive Swimmer1.50
KAQUA 2.1Aquatic Fitness1.50
KAQUA 2.3Advanced Aquatic Fitness1.50
KAQUA 3.1Beginning Aquatic Calisthenics1.50
KAQUA 3.2Intermediate Aquatic Calisthenics1.50
KAQUA 4.1Deep Water Running1.50
KAQUA 10.1Beginning Springboard Diving1.50
KAQUA 10.2Intermediate Springboard Diving1.50
KAQUA 12.1Beginning Water Polo1.50
KAQUA 12.3Training for Competitive Water Polo1.50
KCOMB 1.1Tai Chi - Chen Style1.50
KCOMB 1.2Tai Chi - Yang Style1.50
KCOMB 1.3Tai Chi - Wudang Style1.50
KCOMB 1.4Tai Chi - Sword1.50
KCOMB 2.1Beginning Judo1.50
KCOMB 2.2Intermediate Judo1.50
KCOMB 2.3Advanced Judo1.50
KCOMB 4Introduction to Boxing1.50
KCOMB 4.1Beginning Boxing1.50
KCOMB 4.2Intermediate Boxing1.50
KCOMB 54.3Advanced Boxing1.50
KCOMB 10Personal Safety & Self Defense1.50
KFIT 1.1Beginning Aerobic Dance1.50
KFIT 1.2Intermediate Aerobic Dance1.50
KFIT 2.1Beginning Step Aerobics1.50
KFIT 2.2Intermediate Step Aerobics1.50
KFIT 3.1Beginning Body Conditioning1.50
KFIT 3.2Intermediate Body Conditioning1.50
KFIT 3.3Advanced Body Conditioning1.50
KFIT 4.1Body Mechanics1.50
KFIT 5Introduction to Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 5.1Beginning Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 5.2Intermediate Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 5.3Advanced Pilates Mat1.50
KFIT 6Introduction to Yoga1.50
KFIT 6.1Beginning Yoga1.50
KFIT 6.2Intermediate Yoga1.50
KFIT 6.3Advanced Yoga1.50
KFIT 7.1Beginning Circuit Training1.50
KFIT 7.2Circuit Training Intermediate1.50
KFIT 8Introduction to Weight Lifting1.50
KFIT 8.1Beginning Weight Lifting1.50
KFIT 8.2Intermediate Weight Training1.50
KFIT 10.1Resistance Training1.50
KFIT 11.1Periodized Weight Training1.50
KFIT 12.1Power Lifting1.50
KFIT 15.1Personal Fitness Activities1.50
KFIT 16.1Plyometrics, Speed and Agility1.50
KFIT 17.1Interval Training1.50
KFIT 20.1ZUMBA1.50
KFIT 21.1Cardio Kickboxing1.50
KFIT 25.1Vinyasa Flow Yoga1.50
KFIT 26.1Gentle Yoga1.50
KFIT 30.1Stability Ball Training1.50
KFIT 31.1Pilates Yoga Fusion1.50
KFIT 32Introduction to Barre Fitness1.50
KFIT 32.1Beginning Barre Fitness1.50
KFIT 32.2Intermediate Barre Fitness1.50
KFIT 32.3Advanced Barre Fitness1.50
KFIT 35.1Walking for Fitness1.50
KFIT 36.1Jogging for Fitness1.50
KFIT 37Introduction to Boot Camp Training1.50
KFIT 37.1Boot Camp1.50
KFIT 50Teaching Aide1.00-2.00
KFIT 59Introduction to Hiking1.00-1.50
KFIT 59.1Beginning Hiking1.00-1.50
KFIT 59.2Intermediate Hiking1.00-1.50
KFIT 59.3Advanced Hiking1.00-1.50
KINDV 2.1Beginning Badminton1.50
KINDV 2.2Intermediate Badminton1.50
KINDV 2.3Advanced Badminton1.50
KINDV 3.1Beginning Golf1.50
KINDV 3.2Intermediate Golf1.50
KINDV 3.3Advanced Golf1.00
KINDV 4.1Beginning Tennis1.50
KINDV 4.2Intermediate Tennis1.50
KINDV 4.3Advanced Tennis1.50
KINDV 79.1Introduction to Pickleball1.50
KINDV 79.2Intermediate Pickleball1.50
KINDV 79.3Advanced Pickleball1.50
KINES 49Independent Study in Kinesiology, Athletics and/or Dance0.50-3.00
KTEAM 1.1Football Passing Game1.00
KTEAM 2.1Touch Football1.00
KTEAM 4Introduction to Basketball1.50
KTEAM 4.1Beginning Basketball1.50
KTEAM 4.2Intermediate Basketball1.50
KTEAM 4.3Advanced Basketball1.50
KTEAM 6.1Beginning Soccer1.50
KTEAM 6.2Intermediate Soccer1.50
KTEAM 6.3Advanced Soccer1.50
KTEAM 7Introductory Indoor Soccer1.50
KTEAM 7.1Indoor Soccer1.50
KTEAM 7.2Intermediate Indoor Soccer1.50
KTEAM 7.3Advanced Indoor Soccer1.50
KTEAM 8.1Beginning Volleyball1.50
KTEAM 8.2Intermediate Volleyball1.50
KTEAM 8.3Advanced Volleyball1.50
KTEAM 9.1Beginning Outdoor Volleyball1.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2024

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 2023
Kinesiology - effective Fall 2020
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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Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance