Kinesiology Degree Requirements


Kinesiology/Physical Education – A.A. Degree

The program provides an orientation to the profession through participation in diverse physical activities and study of the dimensions of exercise.  Students will acquire the ability to utilize principles of human anatomy, physiology, and behavioral processes in a variety of exercise and sport applications.  Competencies will be assessed by a student's ability to solve problems in exercise program design and to evaluate movement skills,tactics, and strategies in various physical activities. Upon completion of the program, students will qualify to pursue advanced degree options or entry-level positions in the discipline.


El Camino College Major Requirements


Course / Title / Units
Required Core:  16 Units
ANAT 30 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (4)
PSYC 5 - General Psychology (3)
PE 277 - Introduction to Kinesiology and Physical Education (3)
PE 280 - Exercise and Nutrition Programs for Fitness and Weight Management (3)
FAID 1 - First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Emergency Care (3) 
Plus 4 units of activity-units distributed over a minimum of 3 categories to include:  Aquatics, Combatives, Dance, Fitness, Individual/Dual Activities, Intercollegiate Sports and Team Activities.  (see catalog for exact course offerings). 
Plus 2-3 units of Physical Education Electives)
PE 201 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Education (2)
PE 217 - Sports Officiating (2)
PE 270 - Fitness and Sports Nutrition (3)
PE 272 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
PE 275 - Sport Psychology (3)
PE 290 - Personal Fitness Trainer (3)
Total Units: 22-23


Preparation for the Transfer Major

For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.