Physical Education

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Program Overview

The associate degree in physical education prepares students to move into a curriculum in a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in such areas as exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy and teaching. The physical educator with a baccalaureate degree is prepared to enter graduate or professional programs of specialized study such as adapted physical education, coaching, exercise physiology, physical therapy and education.

The graduate of the AA program in physical education will:

  • Demonstrate and evaluate the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and contribute to the prevention of adult related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
  • Synthesize health education information and apply principles of exercise in order to improve personal wellness and longevity.
  • Acquire program specific information from various sources with which to better appreciate, analyze, and communicate in different situations, involving diverse individuals and viewpoints.

Location

Santa Maria Campus, Bldg N
805-922-6933 ext. 3227

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Summer: Varies

Physical Fitness Lab (PFL)
Monday - Thursday,  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Swimming Pool
Monday - Thursday,  8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 5 to 7 p.m. 

Students must be enrolled in a PE course or community education in order to access the physical fitness lab or swimming pool.   

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