HES Degrees

Associate in Arts: Kinesiology (Transfer)

Associate in Science: Health and Exercise Studies

The primary goal of these degrees is to facilitate students who wish to pursue a Kinesiology or Exercise Science major at a four-year school of their choosing. Each student in this program must choose to utilize either the CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC requirements as a part of their degree in addition to the courses required for this major.

The Kinesiology degree is fully transferable to the CSU system schools. Kinesiology is the second most sought out degree in the CSU system. Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms. Applications of kinesiology to human health include: biomechanics and orthopedics, rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments.