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The Kinesiology Department supports the mission of the college by preparing students along their pathways to reach degree, transfer and career goals in an environment of academic excellence. The Kinesiology Department courses meet the West Valley College associate’s degree requirements. Most of the courses also meet the transfer degree requirement for a bachelor’s degree at CSU and most other four-year institutions. Kinesiology courses provide students the opportunity to prepare to transfer in degree programs in Physical Education and Kinesiology. Students can earn an associate’s degree in Kinesiology preparing them for advanced degrees at four-year institutions. The department provides pathways for student-athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports. The department promotes student access with distance learning options.

Degrees and Certificates

Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Kinesiology Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 60 units
Pilates Instructor Certificate of Achievement 13 units
Kinesiology Associate in Arts Degree 60 units

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Transfer: See and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

Scott Eitelgeorge
Jennifer Kerwin
Vicky Piatt
William Rodriguez
Gaspar Silveira
Paul Starks
Rick Wiens
Danny Yoshikawa

Career Options

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Sports Medicine Aide
  • Coaching
  • Physical Education/Kinesiology teachers
  • Marine Diving Leadership
  • Marine Diving Science
  • Sports Managers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal trainer
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Last Updated 6/28/24