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Health & Physical Education

Health and Physical Education Program

The mission of the Health & Physical Education program is to prepare students for lifelong health and wellness and Kinesiology majors for academic pursuits and careers in Health, Fitness, and Sport related industries.  We empower all students with the knowledge to discriminate between healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices as well as competence in many and proficiency in a few movement-based skills.  We encourage students to explore the personal challenge, self-expression, and social interaction benefits associated with regular physical activity.


Health & Physical Education Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to describe the role of Kinesiology-Physical Education in health promotion and disease prevention

  2. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in at least 1 physical activity.

  3. Students will be able examine personal health-related behavioral patterns, select goals, and formulate appropriate health & fitness strategies.

  4. Students will be able synthesize knowledge of the 5 components of well-being to discriminate between healthy and detrimental lifestyle choices.

  5. Students will be able to recognize various environmental conditions then select and execute appropriate health-related plans of action.

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: