Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics

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The Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics department at Bakersfield College is committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive learning environment that promotes lifelong health, physical fitness, and athletic excellence. We strive to inspire individuals to reach their full potential through transformative educational experiences, innovative curricular offerings, and a dedication to personal growth and community engagement. Some of your favorite PHED classes may now be KINS, be sure to check KINS and PHED classes in the Fall 2024 Schedule.


Phone: (661) 395-4266 | Location: Gymnasium (GYM) 1

Department Chair: Carl Dean, | Phone: (661) 395-4265 | Office: GYM 7

Pathway: Health Sciences Pathway

Degree Programs and Courses

Discover the Right Program for You

Kinesiology, Health, and Athletics offers a variety of Associate Degrees and courses to assist you on a career path in the athletic and health industries. Whether you are looking to advance in your current career, start your career, begin on a path to a four-year degree, or get healthier we offer programs to lead you in the right direction.

Four simple guidelines to improve your health:

  1. Increase consumption of fresh whole food vegetables and fruits.
  2. Decrease consumption of processed food (fast food, soda, refined sugar, and foods in a box, bag, or can).
  3. Increase movement activities and resistance strength training 5-6 days per week.
  4. Lesson stress and anxiety by knowing you're not in this alone, and seek mental health assistance if necessary.

To learn more about health and lifestyle as a medicine, sign up for upcoming Bakersfield College Kinesiology, Health, and Physical Education classes.

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