Curriculum Opportunities for Physical Education, Kinesiology and Athletics Programs

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
09.08
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, Physical education, kinesiology, and athletics courses provide health, wellness, educational, and competitive opportunities for students, yet courses in these disciplines have come under increasing scrutiny by the Legislative Analyst’s Office;

Whereas, Many for-credit courses in physical education, kinesiology, and athletics are transferrable to the California State University (CSU) and the University of California systems, satisfy general education requirements for transfer, and are part of both discipline and interdisciplinary career technical education certificates and degrees for completion and/or transfer;

Whereas, Activity courses comprise a portion of the core requirements for the proposed kinesiology associate for transfer degree, which is currently the seventh most popular transfer major to the CSU system; and

Whereas, Completion of degrees and certificates and transfer have become the hallmark of student success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to review their curriculum in physical education, kinesiology, and athletics to identify opportunities for embedding such courses into career technical education certificates and degrees for completion and/or transfer; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to educate college constituents, boards, and policy makers about the value of physical education, kinesiology, and athletics courses in meeting workforce and transfer needs.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates