Kinesiology Course Offerings

The Santa Rosa Junior College Kinesiology Department offers an extensive and diversified curriculum for students interested in skill development as well as improving personal fitness. Courses are divided by subject areas and include Theory classes, Individual Fitness, Aquatics, Combatives and Team Sport classes. Further distinction is made in team sport classes offering beginning through advanced level instruction.


Theory courses include Introduction to Kinesiology, Principles of Health & Wellness, Coaching Sports, Sport and Society, Special Studies in Kinesiology, Teaching Aides, Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance, Lifeguard Training, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and Application of Sports Medicine.


Aquatic offerings range from Non-swimmer classes to Advanced Aquatic Fitness. Vertical exercise classes include Aquatic Calisthenics and Deep Water Running. Beginning and Intermediate Water Polo classes are offered, in addition to Spring Board Diving.  Lifeguard Training is offered each semester as well.


Courses in Combatives include Personal Safety and Self Defense, Tai Chi, Beginning and Intermediate Fencing, Beginning through Advanced Judo, Beginning and Intermediate levels of Karate, Beginning Boxing as well as Beginning and Advanced Wrestling.


Classes which focus on Individual Fitness include Body Conditioning, Body Mechanics, Yoga, Pilats, Pilates/Yoga Fusion, Weight Training, Circuit Training, Weight Lifting, Resistance Training, Periodized Weight-Training, Power Lifting, Plyometrics, Speed and Agility, Interval Training, Zumba, Barre Fitness, Stability Ball Training, Walking for Fitness, Jogging for Fitness, Boot Camp, and Teaching Aide


Classes with a individual sports focus include Beginning through Advanced level Badmitton, Golf, Tennis, and Track and Field.


Finally, classes with a team focus include Beginning through Advanced level Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Indoor Volleyball, and Outdoor Volleyball.


Adapted courses include: Swimming, Body Conditioning, Pilates and our APE LAB class. They are available to students who have a verifiable disability and are registered with the Disability Recourses Department (707-527-4278). All Adapted PE classes offer personalized exercise programs that focus on strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and independence.