A.A-T., Kinesiology

A.S., Fitness, Health, Nutrition

C.S., Exercise Science

C.S., Personal Training 

C.S., Coaching


The Kinesiology Program is designed for students wishing to transfer to any four year institution. Courses are designed to provide the opportunity for students to develop a solid academic foundation in the human movement and sciences areas with a focus on career goals such as physical therapy, athletic training, teaching physical education in the K-12 setting, coaching, and health/wellness promotion.


An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field. To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must: 
1) complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a "C" grade or better,

2) Complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,

3) Achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective), and

4) Submit an Associate’s Degree Application to Admissions and Records.



Athletics and Sports Management
Coaches and Scouts
Exercise Physiologists
Fitness Trainers and Group Fitness Professionals
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary


Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer