Kinesiology, Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (AA-T in Kinesiology) degree program provides students an introduction to human movement and function. The program will allow the successful student to gain knowledge and skills necessary to undertake an upper-division course of study in a number of areas including physical education/kinesiology, health science, and exercise physiology. The program serves students who will complete their education at MPC and prepares those who plan to transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology or related major. Students must complete the Associate Degree for Transfer requirements to earn the AA-T degree.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Assess how physical, social, emotional, and/or intellectual factors contribute to wellness and healthful living.
  • Describe how biomechanics relates to physical activity, skill development and physical fitness.
  • Assess the depth and breadth of kinesiology as an academic discipline and the career opportunities it may support.
  • Identify how scientific studies such as anatomy and physiology contribute to the study of human movement.

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer Major Requirements

Required Core
ANAT 1Human Anatomy with Cadaver Lab4
KINS 40Introduction to Kinesiology3
PHSO 1Human Physiology3
PHSO 2Human Physiology Lab2
Movement-Based Courses
Select one course maximum from any three of the following areas for a minimum total of three units:3
Fitness Through Swimming I
Fitness Through Swimming II
Swimming I
Swimming II
Competitive Swimming I
Competitive Swimming II
Tai Chi I
Tai Chi II
Martial Arts/Self-Defense I
Martial Arts/Self-Defense II
Modern Dance I
Modern Dance II
Jazz Dance I
Jazz Dance II
Ballet I
Ballet II
Ballroom Dance I
Ballroom Dance II
Ethnic Dance Forms I
Ethnic Dance Forms II
Hip Hop Dance I
Hip Hop Dance II
Core Fitness Training
Distance Training
Aerobic Conditioning
Personal Fitness
Beginning Weight Training
Intermediate Weight Training
Core Matwork I
Core Matwork II
Yoga I
Yoga II
Aerobic Fitness I
Aerobic Fitness II
Body Sculpting I
Body Sculpting II
Circuit Training
Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques I
Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques II
Functional Fitness I
Functional Fitness II
Triathlon Training I
Triathlon Training II
Individual Sports:
Golf I
Golf II
Golf III
Tennis I
Tennis II
Team Sports:
Soccer I
Soccer II
Pickleball I
Pickleball II
Volleyball I
Volleyball II
Introduction to Basketball
Intermediate Basketball
Beach Volleyball I
Beach Volleyball II
List A
Select two courses from the following:6-9
General Chemistry I
First Aid, CPR and AED
Elementary Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
General Physics I
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Additional Requirements36-39
Complete CSU General Education or IGETC pattern and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 transferable units.
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested 2-Year Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
College Composition
or College Composition: Enhanced
Elementary Statistics
or Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
or Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
KINS 40 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
Major Movement Based Course 1
CSU GE Area C2 (US-1 Course Recommended) 3
Elective (LIBR 50 or COUN 10 Recommended) 1
ENGL 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking 3
ANAT 1 Human Anatomy with Cadaver Lab 4
Major List A 3
Major Movement Based Course 1
CSU GE Area D (US-2 & 3 Course Recommended) 3
Year 2
Public Speaking
or Small Group Communication
or Interpersonal Communication
CHEM 30A Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences 4
Major Movement Based Course 1
CSU GE Area D 3
CSU GE Area E 3
Elective (CSU/UC Transferable) 1
& PHSO 2
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
CSU GE Area C1 3
CSU GE Area C1 or C2 3
CSU GE Area F 3
Elective (CSU/UC Transferable) 2
 Total Units60
A Degree With a Guarantee - Associate Degree for Transfer

MPC transfer programs are designed to enable students to complete lower-division requirements in preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution.

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to California State University (CSU) system for any community college student who earns an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), although not to a particular campus or major. Upon transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), students will be required to complete no more than 60 upper-division units to earn a bachelor’s degree in a same or similar major (unless designated as a “high-unit” major).

The following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements must be completed to earn the AA-T or AS-T degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units;
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework (while a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA);
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units as detailed in the Major Requirements;
  4. Completion of all courses in the major with a grade of C or better (or a “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass/No Pass” basis);
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss transfer pathways and specific university admission requirements. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.