West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Physical Education

(408) 741-2017
Physical Education Building


Physical Education Faculty

Degrees & Certificates

A.A., Physical Education

AA-T, Kinesiology Associate Degree for Transfer


Certificate of Completion, Dance Instructor

Certificate of Completion, Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Program

Certificate of Completion, Group Exercise Leader

Certificate of Completion, Marine Diving Technology

Department Chair:

Heidi Davis
(408) 741-2522

Senior Office Coordinator:

Lisa McNiven
 (408) 741-2017

Division/Department: Physical Education

Division Chair:

Steve McCann
(408) 741-2420

Related Links

Personal Pages:

Steve McCann

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The Physical Education Department

is designed to prepare the student...

To become a physically educated individual. In this pursuit, the student acquires skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, is physically fit, participates regularly in physical activity, understands the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities, and values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle. The program helps the student make responsible decisions about their health-related fitness and wellbeing.

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Upon completion of a physical education activity course, the student should be able to:

  • perform the specific activity with an adequate degree of proficiency
  • achieve a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
  • understand the concepts and principles of physical fitness and specific sport skills
  • value physical activity and become a lifelong participant in physical activity

Transfer Preparation/Career Opportunities:

Many exciting career opportunities are available to those students earning a Physical Education A.A. Degree or a certificate of completion in a Physical Education sub-discipline.

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