Kinesiology / Athletics / Dance Division Overview

The Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Division offers a comprehensive listing of courses that include:

  • Adaptive physical education (ADAP)
  • Dance and dance production. (DANC)
  • Fitness (FITN)
  • Individual sport (INDV)
  • Team sports (TEAM)
  • Kinesiology and Physical Education core courses (KINE and PE)
  • Intercollegiate sports (VARS)

The curriculum is designed to incorporate critical thinking into learning skills, improving fitness and providing a basis for managing personal health and well-being. Degree options are available in Physical Education, Kinesiology (AA-T), Interdisciplinary Studies (Health and Physical Education Option), and Dance.

Dean: Joe Morello
Division Assistant: Alexandria (Sandra) Hatzistratis
Phone:  650-738-4271
Fax:      650-738-4160

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

ADAP

  • Demonstrate increased muscular strength and endurance, or in the presence of a degenerative disease process, demonstrate either maintained or slowed degradation of muscular strength and endurance in areas where given the "normal" course of the disease, decreased muscle strength and endurance would be expected

COMB

  • Demonstrate improvement in areas of fitness as measured by the division Physical Education Evaluation Program (PEEP)
  • Demonstrate the fundamental skills, knowledge, etiquette and vocabulary used in the practice and performance of combative activities
  • Recognize the importance of, and practice, participating in regular moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day

FITN

  • Demonstrate improvement in areas of fitness as measured by the division Physical Education Evaluation Program (PEEP)
  • Recognize the importance of, and practice, participating in regular moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Identify and assess their current fitness level; alter or modify specific wellness or fitness practices in order to improve body composition/flexibility/cardiovascular fitness/muscular endurance/muscular strength

INDV

  • Identify and assess their current fitness level; alter or modify specific wellness or fitness practices in order to improve body composition/flexibility/cardiovascular fitness/muscular endurance/muscular strength related to performance
  • Recognize the importance of, and practice, participating in regular moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day
  • Demonstrate and apply the fundamental skills, knowledge, etiquette and vocabulary used in the practice and performance of individual activities

PE / KINE

  • Identify risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and apply general fitness/wellness principles to minimize risk
  • Critically analyze anatomical and physiological factors in the development of exercise prescription, prevention and rehabilitation programs designed to meet individual goals and circumstances
  • Identify career and / or educational options in physical education, and formulate an action plan to successfully pursue and attain those options
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, social and psychological aspects of activity and sport in the context of society

TEAM

  • Demonstrate improvement in areas of fitness as measured by the division Physical Education Evaluation Program (PEEP)
  • Demonstrate the fundamental skills, knowledge, etiquette and vocabulary used in the practice and performance of team activities
  • Develop individual and team offensive / defensive programs applicable to specific goals, evaluate various techniques for effectiveness, demonstrate skills at an advanced level and apply concepts into practice

DANC

  • Provide a more authentic and individualized interpretation of a given dance form through a demonstration of appropriate levels of technique that incorporate cultural elements* of this dance form (*e.g. Costume, history, vocabulary, rhythm and music)
  • Create and develop unique movement sequences, and collaboratively organize that material into a dance
  • Critically evaluate and objectively discuss dance as a performance art

VARS

  • Demonstrate an expert knowledge of the strategies and skills of the sport; use critical thinking skills to apply this knowledge to a competitive situation in order to contend to the best of one's ability against outside opponents
  • Embody the traits of good sportsmanship and a sense of team in both competition and practice; and demonstrate commitment to academic achievement through work ethic developed in practice and competition

 

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