Physical Education - Kinesiology

Kinesiology is an academic area of study concerned with the art and science of human movement. The Physical Education – Kinesiology program at College of the Siskiyous offers a balanced approach to wellness based upon the individual interests and needs of the student. In addition to the course work required for the major in Physical Education – Kinesiology, the college offers a wide variety of physical education and recreation activity courses, intercollegiate competition in many sports and adaptive physical education. The Physical Education – Kinesiology curriculum may also academically prepare the student to transfer to a four-year university to complete a Baccalaureate degree program. Please check with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge of major facts and concepts of physical fitness.
  • Demonstrate and apply practical techniques for assessing one's own fitness status and goals.
  • Identify the potential risks as well as benefits associated with physical activity.
  • Develop skills necessary/appropriate to successfully perform their activity.

Career Options

The following list is a sample of the many options available for the Physical Education-Kinesiology major. Possible career options include: fitness trainer, personal trainer, physical therapy, sports medicine, athletic training, exercise physiology, coaching, pedagogy, wellness director, strength and conditioning coaching, and biomechanics.


Director of Athletics: Dennis Roberts
Faculty: Tim Frisbie, Ed Kephart, Tom Powers, and Charlie Roche
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201