Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational program. It contributes to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth and development of each student through physical activity and dance. It is the goal of this department to provide opportunities for students to become and remain active through a variety of activity courses as well as several more specialized lecture courses for those who may seek to transfer to a four-year college or university or a career in Kinesiology/Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Exercise Science or Sport Studies.
Beginning Fall 2013, no classes may be repeated except Adapted Physical Education. Students will find new courses that are within the same activity that can be taken to increase skill. Not more than four units of Kinesiology/physical education or dance activity classes will be counted toward the Associate in Arts or Science degrees. Currently, a Kinesiology Transfer Model Degree is being developed. Course descriptions can be found by clicking here .
Career opportunities, which may require advanced degrees, include dance instructor, lifestyle counselor, Kinesiology/PE instructor, coach, recreation director, personal trainer, nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and sport psychologist.
The kinesiology/physical education courses stress leadership, sportsmanship, cooperation, safety, and health. A variety of activities are offered, encouraging students to develop lifelong fitness activities and patterns for recreation. Our dance department coordinates performance opportunities each semester as well as provide dance activity opportunities through a variety of dance courses.
With the exception of Adapted Physical Education, all Kinesiology/Physical Education activity classes and dance classes are intended for normal, healthy individuals. It is highly recommended that anyone 35 years or older have a physical checkup before enrolling. A Kinesiology/Physical Education course is required for Associate degree completion.