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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. Currently we offer an AA-T in Kinesiology and an Employable Skills Certificate-Personal Trainer Certification. 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.





The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Kinesiology is the scientific study of the anatomical, physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms of human movement. Applications of kinesiology to human health include biomechanics, motor learning, exercise physiology; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation and sport and exercise. Individuals who have earned degrees in kinesiology can work in research, the fitness industry, clinical settings, and in industrial environments. The Kinesiology degree offers students major preparation for transfer. Students completing this degree (ADT) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

More information can be found in our catalog. Students are strongly encouraged to see a counselor if considering this transfer option.

To obtain the Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Kinesiology, students must complete the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

See current catalog for details.

32.5-33.5 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (19 units):
BIO 203 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (5)
BIO 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (5)
BIO 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology III (5)
PET 104 Introduction to Kinesiology (4)

2. Select a maximum of one course from Fitness, one course from Individual Sports, and one course from Team Sports (minimum 4.5 units):

Fitness (minimum 1.75 units)
PEF 100B Beginning Weight Training and Cardiovascular Endurance (1.75)
PEF 100BA Intermediate Weight Training and Cardiovascular Endurance (1.75)
PEF 100C Beginning Core Training and Cardiovascular Fitness (1.75)
PEF 100CA Intermediate Core Training and Cardiovascular Fitness (1.75)
PEF 100G Beginning Flexibility, Stress Reduction and Cardiofitness (1.75)
PEF 100GA Intermediate Flexibility, Stress Reduction and Cardiofitness (1.75)
PEF 101A Beginning Body Blast (1.75)
PEF 101AA Intermediate Body Blast (1.75)
PEF 101B Beginning Cardiovascular Body Sculpting (1.75)
PEF 101BA Intermediate Cardiovascular Body Sculpting (1.75)
PEF 101C Beginning Women on Weights (WOW) (1.75)
PEF 101CA Intermediate Women on Weights (WOW) (1.75)
PEF 101F Beginning Interval Training (1.75)
PEF 101FA Intermediate Interval Training (1.75)
PEF 101G Beginning Strength Training with Theraballs and Extertubes (1.75)
PEF 101GA Intermediate Strength Training with Theraballs and Extertubes (1.75)
PEF 101H Balance and Stability Exercise (B.A.S.E.) (1.75)
PEF 101HA Intermediate Balance and Stability Exercise (B.A.S.E.) (1.75)
PEF 101J Power, Speed, and Agility Training 1 (1.75)
PEF 101K Power, Speed, and Agility Training 2 (1.75)
PEF 104A Box Aerobics (1.75)
PEF 104B Ultra Kickboxing (1.75)
PEF 104C Power Kickboxing (1.75)
PEF 104D Hard Core Kickboxing (1.75)
PEF 104E Powerstrike Circuit (1.75)
PEF 104F Circuit Training 1 (1.75)
PEF 104G Circuit Training 2 (1.75)
PEF 140A Beginning Hatha Yoga (1.75)
PEF 140B Intermediate Hatha Yoga (1.75)
PEF 140C Beginning Astanga Yoga (2.75)
PEF 140D Intermediate Astanga Yoga (2.75)
PEF 140E Beginning Vinyasa Yoga (1.75)
PEF 140F Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga (1.75)

Individual Sports (minimum 1 unit)
PEF 116A Tennis 1 (1)
PEF 116B Tennis 2 (1)
PEF 116C Tennis 3 (1)
PEF 118A Badminton 1 (1.75)
PEF 118B Badminton 2 (1.75)
PEF 118C Badminton 3 (1.75)
PEF 125A Golf 1 (1)
PEF 125B Golf 2 (1)
PEF 125C Golf 3 (1)
PEF 126A Pickleball 1 (1.75)
PEF 126B Pickleball 2 (1.75)
PEF 126C Pickleball 3 (1.75) 


Team Sports (minimum 1.75 units)
PEF 123A Basketball 1 (1.75)
PEF 123B Basketball 2 (1.75)
PEF 123C Basketball 3 (1.75)
PEF 124A Volleyball 1 (1.75)
PEF 124B Volleyball 2 (1.75)
PEF 124C Volleyball 3 (1.75)
PEF 135A Indoor Soccer (2)
PEF 135F Soccer 1 (2)
PEF 135G Soccer 2 (2) 
PEF 135H Soccer 3 (2)
PEF 135M Futsal (1.75)

3. Select both of the following courses (9 units):
MAT 201 Elementary Statistics (5)
PET 106 First Aid and CPR (4)


This employable skills 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.

All courses from the following (19.50 units):
PEH 102 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (4)
PET 100 Introduction to Exercise Science (4)
PET 101 Exercise Program Design (4)
PET 102A Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (4)
PET 103 Fitness Assessment (2)
WKX 102 General Work Experience - Internship (1-5), (minimum 1.5 unit)

There are A NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS that you can apply for each spring. Scholarships make it possible to earn money for college that does not ever need to be repaid. While some of LTCC's scholarships are competitive, there is a wide variety available you can apply for for free that are awarded based on all kinds of qualities and interests.

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Lake Tahoe Community College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4660 x 211

  • Walter Morris
    Dr. Walter Morris
    Physical Education & Health Instructor
  • Mike Spina
    Mike Spina
    Physical Education & Health Instructor