Message from the Dean
My name is Coleen Lee-Wheat, and I am the dean of the Physical Education and Athletics Division at De Anza College. Our division is staffed by 8 full-time certificated instructors and 25 part-time instructors, a classified staff of 7 full time persons, administered by a full-time dean. We offer over 80 different activity classes, not including dance courses which are listed under Creative Arts. We also have one of the only 500-hour CAMTC approved Community College Massage Therapy programs in the State. This program offers several certificates and an AA Degree. In addition, students may obtain an AA degree in Kinesiology from De Anza College, or complete a transfer Kinesiology degree to California State Universities.
It is important to note that starting Fall, 2016 all activity courses will be listed under a new department: KINESIOLOGY (KNES). All Massage Therapy Courses will be listed under MASSAGE THERAPY (MASG). Athletics Courses will be listed under Physical Education and Athletics (PE).
The Athletics Department offers 19 intercollegiate sports (nine men’s and ten women’s) with close to 500 student athletes. For the last 9 years, De Anza has won the All Sports Trophy. This is a perpetual trophy awarded by the Coast Conference for athletic excellence
Thanks in part to Measure E and C funds, a Night of Magic fundraiser and other sources of money, we have been able to renovate our Fitness Center and Weight Rooms and purchase all new equipment. Our World Class swimming pools just got a face lift with new plaster and tile and our football and Track and field stadium has been totally rebuilt.
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Physical Education & Athletics
Monday - Friday
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Contact: Coleen Lee-Wheat