While the COVID-19 crisis has increased our immediate awareness to prioritize immune health, this is a great time to be reminded about the importance of heart health. The pandemic is showing that a weak cardiovascular system increases our susceptibility for contracting the coronavirus, as well as increasing our chances of heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the #1 cause of death globally, claiming 18 million deaths worldwide annually, accounting for one-third of all deaths. In a guest editorial published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, AAC and Samar A. Nasser, PhD, MPH, PA-C state
"To stave off future unnecessary loss of life, the COVID-19 crisis must be seen as an opportunity to finally fully address [cardiovascular disease] disparities and the underlying structural factors."
With the increasing amount of data suggesting racial/ethnic and lower socioeconomic groups are being socially exposed to coronavirus and higher rate of incidence, the COVID-19 pandemic must be seen as an opportunity to fully address lifestyle as medicine: by eating the right foods, incorporating exercise activities in your daily routine, and being mindful of your mental health.
Here are 4 simple guidelines to get you started:
Kinesiology is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, biomechanical, and psychological dynamic principles and mechanisms of movement. Bakersfield College offers a Kinesiology Associate in Arts for Transfer which guarantees students admission to the CSU system (but not to a particular campus or major).
More information on careers in the field of kinesiology.
It is the mission of the Bakersfield College Athletics Department to provide a first-class student athlete experience, compete for championships, cultivate students who complete academic goals or transfer to four-year institutions, and serve as a source of pride for the College and Community.
For game schedules, statistics, and scores, visit the Athletics website: GoGades.
Student must contact specific sport coach before enrolling. For contact information, see Renegade Coaching Staff Directory.
Bakersfield College offers one adaptive physical education course.
PHED B3ADP Adaptive Physical Education
For questions related to adaptive physical education at BC, email Professor Konrad Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org