Physical Education and Health

Associate in Arts for Transfer, Kinesiology


The Physical Education and Health program at Lake Tahoe Community College is designed to provide each student with a variety of activity courses that focus on individual assessment and improvement. Academic offerings include activity courses, health, nutrition, first aid, and the sciences. These programs fully utilize outdoor facilities such as local ski areas, golf courses, Lake Tahoe itself, and the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Areas of Concentration:

• Exercise Science
• Health
*This major replaces the former Health, Physical Education and Dance major



Short-Term Departmental Certificate, Personal Trainer Certification

This short term departmental certificate program provides students with skills and knowledge to prepare them for employment within the fitness industry. The student will gain understanding of physiology of exercise, fitness assessment procedures and methodologies, sports nutrition, treating activity-related injuries, and designing exercise programs. The program includes a hands-on experience with an exercise population. This certification also prepares students for industry standard personal trainer examinations.


Program Learning Outcomes

• Describe foundational physiological, nutritional, health, and wellness principles.

• Apply the principles and practices that promote lifelong physical fitness and wellness.

• Critically analyze exercise, health, or wellness literature.