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SRJC Physical Education Course Offerings

The Santa Rosa Junior College Kinesiology Department offers an extensive and diversified curriculum for students interested in skill development as well as improving personal fitness. Courses are divided by subject areas and include Theory classes, Individual Fitness, Aquatics, Combatives and Team Sport classes. Further distinction is made in team sport classes offering beginning through advanced level instruction.


The Fitness, Nutrition, and Health Certificate/Major at Santa Rosa Junior College is designed to provide an in-depth study and practical application of principles of nutrition, weight management, behavior modification, fitness testing, physical fitness training, exercise leadership and program design. This certificate/major is for students seeking entry-level careers and/or additional training in the fitness and health industry. Possible career opportunities may include personal trainer, group exercise instructor, health or wellness coach, weight management consultant, aerobic dance instructor, and fitness instructor. This program also prepares students to sit for nationally recognized certification exams such as American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This certificate/major is unique in its design because in addition to learning principles of exercise science, it also encompasses comprehensive topics in the area of health, nutrition, and behavior change vital for fitness trainers to address broader client goals and to meet the need of a growing trend toward wellness type coaching. This certificate/major also has a strong emphasis on practical “hands-on” experience and teaching techniques. Click here for links to the Fitness, Nutrition and Health Certificate Course Requirements and the Major Course Requirements.

Theory courses include Sports Officiating, Special Studies in Kinesiology, Teaching Aides, Competition and Motivation for Sport, and Application of Sports Medicine.

Aquatic offerings range from Non-swimmer classes to Advanced Aquatic Fitness. Vertical exercise classes include Aquatic Calisthenics and Deep Water Running. Beginning and Intermediate Water Polo classes are offered, in addition to Spring Board Diving. As well, Lifeguard Training is offered each semester.

Courses in Combatives include Personal Safety and Self Defense, Beginning and Intermediate Fencing, Beginning through Advanced Judo, Beginning and Intermediate levels of Karate, Beginning Boxing as well as Beginning and Advanced Wrestling.

Classes which focus on Individual Fitness include Aerobic Dance , Step Aerobics, Body Conditioning, Yoga, Pilatés , Weight Training, Weight Lifting, Beginning through Advanced Badminton, Tennis, Track and Field plus Beginning and Intermediate Golf.

Finally, classes with a team focus include Beginning through Advanced level Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Mini Soccer and Outdoor Volleyball.


Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges