Kinesiology: AA-T Degree

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. The curriculum offered at Napa Valley College is designed to prepare the student for transfer to the four-year level college/university. The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer Degree prepares students for advanced study in a number of exercise and movement related fields. Graduates of this program will be prepared for further study or careers in teaching, coaching, adapted physical education, allied health fields, health and fitness industries, sport industries, or exercise and movement science. The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree (AA-T) provides a comprehensive foundation in Kinesiology in preparation for transfer to baccalaureate programs in the California State University (CSU) system in Kinesiology. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required and elective courses in the area of emphasis and the appropriate general education pattern totaling 60 semester CSU-transferable units. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and the minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Use basic principles of health and wellness to develop an informed, personal approach to mental and physical health.
  2. Understand the principles of lifetime fitness and incorporate fitness activities into a healthy and active lifestyle.
  3. Acquire knowledge and demonstrate skills to safely engage in physical activity.
Degree Requirements 
Required Core Courses (13 units)
KINE-201Introduction to Kinesiology3
BIOL-218Human Anatomy5
BIOL-219Human Physiology5
Required Movement Based Courses
Complete a maximum of one course from three of the following areas:3
Area 1: Aquatics
Intermediate Swimming
Water Exercise-Beginning
Water Exercise (Deep Water)
Swim for Fitness
Area 2: Combatives
Cardio Kickboxing
Intermediate Cardio Kickboxing
Kickboxing With Jeet Kune Do Concepts Level 1
Area 3: Dance
Salsa and Latin Social Dance I
Salsa & Latin Social Dance II
Introduction to Dance
Ballet Level I
Ballet II
Street Jazz (Beginning Hip Hop)
Jazz Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Tap Dance 1
Modern Dance Level I
Modern Dance II
Mat Pilates
Intermediate Pilates
Area 4: Fitness
Barre Fitness
Fitness for Life
Intermediate Spinning
Intermediate Yoga
Body Sculpting
Intermediate Body Sculpting
Fitness Flexibility
Intermediate Fitness and Flexibility
Walking for Fitness
Intermediate Walking for Fitness
Physical Fitness
Intermediate Physical Fitness
Weight Training
Intermediate Weight Training
Olympic Weight Training
Mat Pilates
Intermediate Pilates
Area 5: Individual Sports
Intermediate Golf
Intermediate Badminton
Intermediate Tennis
Intermediate Volleyball
Sand Volleyball
Intermediate/Advanced Sand Volleyball
Required Electives: List A (6-9 units)
Complete two courses from the following:6-9
Human Biology
General Biology
General Chemistry 1
Community First Aid & Safety
General Physics 1
Total Units22-25

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.