The Kinesiology Associate Degree for Transfer to CSU offers the foundational education for Bachelor's degrees in Athletic Training, Biomechanics, Corrective Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Sports Psychology, Sports Medicine and many more. See below for details.

Massage Therapy is a career technical (CTE)/vocational educational program. Students may earn a Certificate of Achievement, 500 hours accepted by the CAMTC; Certificate of Achievement Advanced, 876 hours of Massage Therapy related curriculum or continue their studies for an A.A. degree, 1,020 hours of Massage Therapy related curriculum. Visit the Massage Therapy Degrees and Certificates page for details.

Also we offer a variety of Physical Education courses: general activity courses are now listed under Kinesiology (KNES); while Intercollegiate Athletics courses are listed under Physical Education (PE). Most classes meet General Education (GE) requirements.

Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals

Associate in Arts-Transfer - Kinesiology

The Kinesiology major consists of courses appropriate for an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree, which provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline, and preparation for transfer to any CSU that accepts the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 (semester) units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

See our Counselor, Louise Madrigal for more specific help. To make an appointment, email

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