Remember

  • Kinesiology (KNES) courses include activity and lecture courses for all students.
  • Physical Education (PE) courses generally require competitive experience at the high school, club or collegiate levels and consent of instructor. Check class prerequisites.

Messages to Kinesiology Students

March 20, 2020

Dear Students,

You are receiving this message from the Division of Physical Education & Athletics because you are enrolled in one of more courses offered by: PE/Athletics, Kinesiology, Massage. On behalf of our faculty and staff, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

(I apologize if you receive this email more than once, as we are sending through our online system, and did our best to eliminate duplication)

As you are wrapping-up Winter Quarter assignments and final exams, I wanted to personally reach out to extend our appreciation for your commitment to finishing the term during these challenging circumstances. Your patience, focus, and willingness to adapt to instructional changes has been inspiring to say the least. We hope you finish strong in all of your classes – and, please take advantage of our many college services if needed.

  • For any issues related to your current Winter class, please contact the course instructor.
     
  • If you are enrolled in a Spring activity (Kinesiology) class: Most activity classes will be delivered online, but a few sections may be canceled due to the facility/equipment limitations. If any activity course is canceled, you will be notified via email by the end of next week. If you do not receive an email regarding a class cancellation, faculty members will be contacting you via email and/or Canvas – and working with you to ensure course content, expectations, and instructional delivery methods are communicated. We are making every effort to keep all course offerings, but please understand that some will need to be canceled during these times.

  • If you are a current/prospective Student-Athlete, Kinesiology major, or Massage Therapy student and have questions related to your Education Plan and/or academic standing, please schedule an Online Appointment with our Division Counselor Louise Madrigal, by emailing her at madrigallouise@deanza.edu

As our college employees are working remotely, I am also scheduling individual Zoom appointments to answer any questions (not related to advising/counseling) that you may have about current Winter classes and/or upcoming Spring classes for PE/Athletics, Kinesiology, and/or Massage. These appointments will be conducted via video conference or phone.

Please email me at mendozaeric@deanza.edu to schedule an appointment. Please include your name and best days/times you are available Monday-Friday, and I will make every effort to speak to you as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you again for your interest and participation in the Physical Education & Athletics Division. Our faculty members are encouraged to deeply humanize teaching and learning – as we get through this challenging time together by practicing empathy and extending trust to our students. We believe that “health, wellness and lifelong learning through exercise” is a great avenue for students to “develop the whole person (mind and body)” – especially during these times.

Best of luck during finals … Please stay healthy and safe!

Eric Mendoza

Dean, Physical Education & Athletics

April 13, 2020

From the Division of Physical Education & Athletics: Spring Welcome

Dear Students,
Welcome to the Spring Quarter at De Anza College!

You are receiving this message from the Division of Physical Education & Athletics because you are enrolled in one of more courses offered in Kinesiology/PE/Athletics. On behalf of our faculty and staff members, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

With the campus closed this quarter, we have been working the last few weeks preparing to deliver quality instruction with online formats. Our faculty members have completed online training sessions and are dedicated to make sure you achieve goals related to health, fitness, nutrition, sports, and/or overall wellness.

It is important to strictly follow the Santa Clara County Shelter-In-Place Order and Public Health Department recommendations for essential activities. As you complete online activity/lecture assignments, please make sure you have adequate/safe space at home and practice social distancing.

We are excited to be offering most of our activity classes this quarter, keeping students on track for graduation/transfer – and keeping students active … we believe fitness and regular exercise are important as ever during this time at home. (If you are not registered for an activity class – or would like more than one – please find open class sections) https://www.deanza.edu/schedule/

Many resources are available to assist students with online learning. For information for online student services and campus updates, please visit: http://www.deanza.edu/healthservices/coronavirus.html

Thank you again for your interest and participation in the Physical Education & Athletics Division. Please be well and be safe!

Kind Regards,

Dean Mendoza

 June 22, 2020

From the Division of Physical Education & Athletics: Spring Finals Week

Dear Students,

Wishing you well during Finals Week … sending positive vibes your way!

Hopefully you are prepared to complete final assignments for your activity and/or lecture courses – and some of you may have already completed requirements for the quarter!

This has been a challenging time for our students and faculty members, and we appreciated everyone’s role in making the transition to online learning more successful than anticipated.

We hope you consider taking more PE/KNES/ATHL classes in the Summer and Fall – as we are enjoying increases with online enrollment. If you are graduating, transferring to a four-year university, or re-entering the workforce – CONGRATS! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

We want to thank you for your interest and participation in the Physical Education & Athletics Division. Please be well and be safe!

Kind Regards,

Dean Mendoza

Welcome

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: 17 intercollegiate sports teams for women and men
  • PE Courses: Physical Education courses generally require competitive experience at the high school, club or collegiate levels and consent of instructor. (Check class prerequisites.)
  • KNES Courses: Kinesiology courses (lecture and activity) are open to all students 

Campus Video Tour:

P.E. and Athletics / Stadium and Track

See more of our campus video tour on the Video Tour webpage.


KNES Course Overview

The Kinesiology Program offers more than 70 activity courses in a variety of formats

  • Half-unit laboratory sections, two hours per week
  • One-unit laboratory sections, three hours per week
  • Lectures ranging from one to four units, offered in face to face, hybrid or online formats. 

Classes are offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.  Some courses are also offered on Saturdays and Sundays. 

View Kinesiology Schedule

Grading Policy

Most Kinesiology 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.

Division Dean

Eric Mendoza
Division Dean

408.864.8402

Susan Ho
Division Admin

408.864.8751
hosusan@deanza.edu

Office Location

PE Quad
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PE Building

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