Exercise Science/Kinesiology - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT)


The Associate of Art Oregon Transfer meets the state of Oregon transfer degree requirements allowing students to transfer to an Oregon public university and some out-of-state universities having met all lower-division general education requirements. With the appropriate course planning, all lower-division major requirements may also be met. Students should work closely with an advisor to select the best degree option and review specific transfer requirements. The sample plan is a suggested course of study for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science/kinesiology.

Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Please see the General Education page for statewide general education student learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
General Education/Foundational
Choose 3 credits 13
Recommend: HHP 295
Choose one course4
Recommend: MTH 111Z
Oral Communication:
Choose one course3-4
WR 121ZComposition I4
WR 122ZComposition II4
or WR 227Z Technical Writing
General Education/Discipline Studies
Cultural Literacy:
One course from the following categories must be designated as cultural literacy on the Discipline Studies list (credits count once).
Arts and Letters:
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes9-12
Social Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes12-16
Science/Math/Computer Science:
Choose four courses from at least two prefixes including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science12-20
Electives 2
Choose any course numbered 100 or above that brings the total credits to 90 quarter hours. This may include up to 12 credits of Career and Technical Education courses designated by COCC as acceptable.39
Total Credits90-106

HHPA activity courses (1 credit each) are not to be duplicated.


 Related courses to consider: HHPA courses, HHP 212A AHA Basic Life Support for Providers CPR, HHP 248 Health Psychology, HHP 266 Nutrition for Health, HHP 267 Wellness Coaching Fundamentals, HHP 268 Sustainable Food and Nutrition, HHP 280A Practicum-Exercise Science, HHP 280B Practicum- Exercise Science

Advising Notes

Nearby public universities with either an exercise science/kinesiology closely related major include:

  • Boise State University
  • Eastern Oregon University Distance Education (Physical Activity and Health)
  • Montana State University
  • Oregon State University (Kinesiology)
  • Oregon State University-Cascades (Kinesiology)
  • Portland State University
  • University of Montana
  • University of Oregon

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • Options for additional standards:
      • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First TermCredits
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend BI 231)4
Elective (recommend HHP 131)3
Mathematics (recommend MTH 111Z)4
WR 121ZComposition I4
Second Term
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend BI 232)4
Elective (recommend HHP 260)4
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend HHP 270)3
WR 122Z
Composition II
or Technical Writing
Third Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend BI 233)4
Elective (recommend MTH 112Z)4
Elective (recommend HHPA activity class)1
Oral Communication:3-4
Fourth Term
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend PSY 201)4
Discipline Studies Science/Math/Computer Science (recommend HHP 261)4
Elective (recommend HHP 259)3
Discipline Studies Social Science (recommend HHP 100)4
Fifth Term
Discipline Studies Social Science/Cultural Literacy (recommend SOC 201)4
Elective (HHP 267)3
Elective (recommend HHP 266)3
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Health (recommend HHP 295)3
Sixth Term
Discipline Studies Arts & Letters3-4
Elective (recommend HHPA activity class)1
Elective (recommend HHP 212A)1
Elective (recommend HHP 248)4
Elective (recommend HHP 262)3
Elective (recommend HHP 280A and 280B)2
 Total Credits90-94

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