Physical Education

 Physical Education and Athletics Division




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De Anza's physical education and athletics staff are committed to excellence and the development of each individual by creating an atmosphere of fun, focus and friendship.

The mission of the Physical Education and Athletics Division is the development of the total individual by offering a comprehensive program emphasizing health, wellness and lifelong learning through exercise, sports skill development and critical thinking. The division is also committed to providing vocational training opportunities to prepare students for employment.

What We Offer:  Athletics, Massage Therapy, "PE/KNES" courses

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"PE/KNES" Course Overview

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There are over 70 activity courses in the Kinesiology Department (formerly Physical Education, PE) courses are offered in a variety of formats: 1/2-unit laboratory sections two hours per week; 1-unit laboratory sections three hours per week; lectures range from 1-4 units offered in face to face, hybrid or online formats. 

Classes are offered Monday through Friday between 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.  Saturdays and Sundays with more limited offerings.These courses will be listed under KINESIOLOGY (KNES) in the current class schedule.

Grading Policy: Most Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education) courses are now accepted for completion of Area E General Education and are graded on a four-point scale. However, students can take the courses on a Pass/No Pass basis upon request. Note: All students who wish to earn a certificate of achievement or proficiency must take "required" courses for a grade.

Contact Us

See the staff directory for phone numbers and e-mail addresses of instructors. If you have further questions, please contact the Physical Education/Athletic Division office at: (408) 864-8751, Building PE4, Room 41C.

(Photos by Marjan Sadoughi, courtesy of La Voz)

Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751

Last Updated: 1/9/18