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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science/Kinesiology Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate in Exercise Science or Kinesiology program.

With a strong math and science foundation, this major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in the allied health professions, Psychology, Business, Law or Education. Additional courses may be required for admission into graduate level professional programs.

Where can I go for help?

Exercise Science/Kinesiology Faculty Advisor

Movakel Sargizi
206-546-4509 Rm 2813
Kira Wennstrom
206-546-4578 Rm 2816
Joyce Fagel
206-546-6984 Rm 5229

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

Career Planning

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9303

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements.

School Transfer Information
Bastyr University
Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Gonzaga University
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
University of Puget Sound
Walla Walla University
Washington State University
Western Washington University

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120  

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising,

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 220 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , PSYC 245 , SOC& 101 .

Strongly Recommended:

Selected Courses:

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted). Consult with SCC advisors for recommended electives and choose courses as required by transfer institutions.

What is Exercise Science/Kinesiology?

Do you enjoy physical exercise and/or sports? Do you like helping others optimize their physical and mental health? If so, Exercise Science and Kinesiology may be the ideal area study for you. Exercise Science and Kinesiology is the science of human movement. With extensive knowledge and skills integrating health and wellness, exercise, body conditioning, rehabilitation, psychology and nutrition, practitioners help others prevent and heal injuries, regain physical abilities, sustain mental health and achieve optimal physical performance.

Areas of Study in Exercise Science/Kinesiology: Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomical Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Fitness, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Strength Training, Physiology of Exercise, Human Growth and Development, Interpersonal Communications, Public Speaking, Multicultural Understanding, Risk Management and Public Policy.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology?

Students who study Exercise Science or Kinesiology develop the knowledge and skills to work in a number of health related careers. Depending on area the specialization, graduates work as Exercise Physiologists, Fitness Directors, Personal Trainers, Health and Physical Education Teachers, Coaches and Consultants.

Potential employers include: Fitness or health clubs, corporate health and wellness departments, sports clubs, sports medicine clinics, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, public and private schools and consulting firms. For more, please visit

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