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.

PETALUMA OPEN GYM HOURS - Starting Fall 2020!

  • Mon/Wed 8am-2pm and 5-7pm
  • Tues/Thurs 7:30am-1:30pm and 4:30-6:30pm
  • Friday 8am-12pm
  • Location Petaluma campus, Open Gym, PC 805

SRJC-PETALUMA OPEN GYM

The SRJC Petaluma Open Gym is a Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance department classroom (PC 805) that includes strength-training equipment and cardiovascular bikes, elliptical and treadmill machines.  Our Open Gym classes gives students more flexibility to utilize the facility anytime it is open to complete their participation hours for the courses.

OPEN ENTRY/OPEN EXIT CLASSES

To use the Open Gym, you must be enrolled in one of the following classes KFIT 61/62/63/64, which are self-paced, Open-Entry/Open-Exit classes that have a more flexible class schedule. Open Entry/Open Exit classes allow students to use the Open Gym during open times to achieve their fitness goals. The fall and spring semesters, students can chose either 1 unit classes with 35 hours of participation or 1.5 unit classes with 52.5 hours of participation.  Summer terms, students can take 0.5 unit which is 17.5 hours of participation.  Course assignments will be completed online through CANVAS. 

KFIT 61 - PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental exercise training guidelines and principles to improve personal fitness. This course offers flexibility to complete the participation requirement during any open gym hours at the assigned campus. A required orientation and fitness assessments will be completed as part of the course.

KFIT 62 - PERSONAL FITNESS TECHNIQUE

This course is designed to provide fitness training instruction and experience using proper form and technique based on principles of biomechanics and personal fitness level. This course offers flexibility to complete the participation requirement during any open gym hours at the assigned campus. Fitness assessments will be completed as part of the course. (Prerequisite KFIT 61 – Personal Fitness Training)

KFIT 63 - PERSONAL FITNESS HEALTH and WELLNESS

This course is designed to provide students with health and wellness principles and behavior modification strategies to enhance their personal fitness program. This course offers flexibility to complete the participation requirement during any open gym hours at the assigned campus. Fitness assessments will be completed as part of the course. (Prerequisite KFIT 61 – Personal Fitness Training)

KFIT 64 - PERSONAL FITNESS PROGRAM DESIGN

This course is designed to provide instruction and experience in exercise program design based on personal fitness goals and assessments using proper protocols and exercise training guidelines. This course offers flexibility to complete participation requirement during any open gym hours at the assigned campus. Fitness assessments will be completed as part of this course. (Prerequisite KFIT 61 – Personal Fitness Training)

KFIT 61/62/63/64 STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must read the Open Gym Guidelines on CANVAS and submit proof of completion online
  2. Students must bring a valid SRJC Student identification card when attending the orientation and using the Open Gym for exercise at all times.
  3. Students must complete a mandatory orientation (KFIT 61 only) and fitness testing (all classes) before utilizing the Open Gym. See calendar below for times and dates of orientations and fitness testing.
  4. Students must have a towel before being allowed entrance into the Open Gym.
  5. Complete any required assignments for the course online through CANVAS

Frequently Asked Questions 

Fall 2020 Open Gym ORIENTATION and FITNESS TESTING HOURS

Contact: Open Gym Coordinator, Tara Jacobson tjacobson@santarosa.edu

LECTURE COURSES

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 COURSES

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.

COMBATIVES AND MARTIAL ARTS

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.

KINESIOLOGY FITNESS

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

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

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

TEAM FOCUS

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

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.