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Kinesiology/Physical Education

Career Options & Highlights

The kinesiology, athletics, and dance curriculum offers a wide variety of courses to accommodate varying fitness levels, interests, and abilities including: jazz dance, hip hop, cardiovascular training, strength training, martial arts, mind/body courses like yoga and tai chi, individual sport activities such as archery and tennis, intercollegiate athletics, and lecture courses for aspiring fitness professionals and transfer students. Students will not only learn how to perform activities with proper technique, but they will learn principles of exercise science and biomechanics which can be applied to their training. Students should carefully read the course description to determine if it will meet their needs. Many of the courses transfer to both the CSU and UC systems and meet requirements for the degree and certificate programs. However, some 4-year colleges and universities limit the number of units they will accept toward the baccalaureate degree. For specific requirements, students should refer to a catalog from the transfer institution of their choice. Students are also advised to see a counselor before selecting the courses best aligned with their transfer institution.

Career Options
Personal Trainer, group fitness instructor, dance instructor, dance performer, wellness coordinator, corporate fitness director, and activity director.

Some career options may require further education.

Highlights
- Folsom's main campus features a 27,000 square foot facility with a state of the art dance studio, group fitness room, circuit training room, weight room, exercise science lab, an athletic training office, and men's and women's locker rooms. Outdoor athletics venues include an all-weather track, baseball, softball, and soccer fields, an archery target range, and tennis courts with a center stadium. An on-campus cross country trail will be constructed within the upcoming year and a spectator gymnasium and practice gymnasium will be constructed shortly afterward.
- The El Dorado Center has a full service group exercise room, weight room, and locker room facilities.

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