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Exercise Science and Wellness

Office location: 41-132
Office phone: (619) 644-7400
Department                          Co-Chair:               Jim Symington                                                                       jim.symington@gcccd.edu
Department                          Co-Chair: Randy Abshier                                                                      randy.abshier@gcccd.edu
Department Secretary: Gloria Kudrat
The Department of Exercise Science and Wellness (you used to know us as "Physical Education") provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge about physical fitness, healthful living practices, leisure-time pursuits, and stress management techniques while mastering a variety of physical fitness and/or sports activities. The curriculum is centered on the concept that movement skills, intellectual development and physical fitness are elements of life that must be taught and reinforced. Further, students acquire and master skills in a progressive fashion through instruction, analysis and evaluation by credentialed professionals.

The department offers a variety of courses to meet general education requirements as well as to provide opportunities for personal growth. Intercollegiate athletic courses, health education courses, and an Associate of Science Degree are also offered through the Department of Exercise Science and Wellness.

Check out the links above for more information on department offerings, faculty, programs, degrees and certificates.

The mission of the Department of Exercise Science and Wellness is to enhance optimal health and wellness by encouraging a comprehensive approach to life-long physical activity and healthy living. We will accomplish this mission by providing a strong pedagogical, nutritional, and behavioral approach to physical activity and by demonstrating how physical activity impacts skill acquisition, disease prevention, fitness, and sport.

Exercise Science & Wellness Department Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Department of Exercise Science and Wellness is to enhance optimal health and wellness by encouraging a comprehensive approach to life-long physical activity and healthy living. We will accomplish this mission by providing a strong pedagogical, nutritional, and behavioral approach to physical activity and by demonstrating how physical activity impacts skill acquisition, disease prevention, fitness, and sport.

 We will meet this mission through a strong vision as advocates by providing the institution with current, relevant, and rigorous educational courses in Exercise Science, Health Education, and Athletics. The mission will also be supported and guided by our department Ethics Statement to insure a positive, professional educational environment for faculty, staff, and student.

Exercise Science & Wellness Department Ethics Statement

The Exercise Science and Wellness Department is committed to a cooperative effort in providing an exceptional educational and working environment where faculty, staff, volunteers, assistants and students treat each other with fairness and consideration.  We strive to maintain an ethical, honest, principled and supportive climate that best serves the department as well as Grossmont College and protects the well-being of individuals.  We behave in ways that reflect professional values and practices as we fulfill our employment responsibilities. Regardless of position, we foster the spirit of collegiality and resist behaviors or acts that impair this mission.

Last Updated: 03/16/2016
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