Committed to educating the “whole person,” the College of Alameda encourages you to take courses in physical education, the purpose of which is to teach you the benefits of life-long, wholesome physical activity. The Physical Education department sponsors a variety of recreational activities and physical fitness courses that will suit your interests and needs.
In this department you’ll find the following types of courses:
Recreational Activities and Physical Fitness Courses
We live in a society where the health dangers of a sedentary life-style are obvious. These courses will allow you to develop and enjoy physical skills that will form the basis of a healthful, life-long penchant for physical and recreational activity.
You may choose from the following recreational activity courses: volleyball, badminton, basketball, soccer, bowling, and tennis. Students will receive .5 credit each semester.
The College of Alameda has remodeled it weight room for cardiovascular exercise and weight training. You may choose from the following fitness courses: cross training for strength , cross-fitness, strength training, circuit and sports training, aerobics, and yoga. Students may receive .5 credit each semester for getting into good physical condition.
The College of Alameda offers two intercollegiate teams that compete in the Bay Valley Conference. If you are a member of one of these teams, you will take courses such as Men’s Intercollegiate Basketball and Women’s Intercollegiate Volleyball.
Student-athletes will receive 3.0 units for participating on the women’s volleyball during the fall semester and 2.0 units for men’s basketball during the winter and spring semester.
In addition to the above activities and competition courses, you’ll find lecture courses, i.e., Introduction to Recreation/Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
We hope that you would find time to visit with us and if you are interested in further study or participation, please browse our offerings by clicking the link: http://alameda.peralta.edu/college-catalog/files/2012/04/PhysicalEducation.pdf