What will I learn?

While most of the kinesiology major requirements are trans- ferable and many meet prerequisites required in associate majors, this degree is not designed as a transfer curriculum. Students who intend to transfer must consult with a pro- gram advisor or counselor to ensure that the requirements for transfer to four-year institutions of their choice are met. Possible programs of study at the baccalaureate level include pursuit of a teaching credential to become a secondary school teacher/coach, or exercise science, sports management or other specialty area related to the discipline of kinesiol- ogy.

Students who intend to transfer are advised to select General Education Option 2 (IGETC) or Option 3 (CSU GE). Option 1 (DVC General Education) is appropriate for stu- dents who do not intend to transfer. To earn this degree, students must complete the core major requirements as indicated and select an area of specializa- tion. Students must complete each course used to meet a major requirement with a “C” grade or higher and complete general education requirements as listed in the catalog. Certain courses may satisfy both major and general education requirements; however the units are only counted once. For this degree a maximum of 15 units may be double-counted.

Which department am I in?

Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$7,728.00 per year
Tuition and fees based on 12 units
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill Campus,

321 Golf Club Road,



94523, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

A student is eligible for admission if he or she has graduated from a regionally accredited high school, or is 18 years of age or older and is no longer in high school, or has passed the State of California Certificate of Proficiency Test (CHSPE) or the General Educational Development Test (GED).

English proficiency

  • Internet based TOEFL (IBT) - 61
  • Paper based TOEFL (PBT)- 500
  • IELTS - Academic test - 5.5
  • ITEP - 3.5
  • IEC (International Education Center) - Completion of Adv. B level certificate
  • ELS Centers - Completion of EAP Level 109 certificate

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.