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

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

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

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.

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:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

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, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

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. Strongly recommended: CHEM 171  or CHEM 172  or CHEM& 121 ; BIOL& 211 , NUTR& 101 .

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: PSYC& 100 .

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.

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9303

Career Planning


Exercise Science/Kinesiology Faculty Advisor

Movakel Sargizi
206-546-4509 msargizi@shoreline.edu Rm 2813
Kira Wennstrom
206-546-4578 kwennstrom@shoreline.edu Rm 2816
Joyce Fagel
206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 5229

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 http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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