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Bakersfield College


Health and Physical Education


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).

Types of Kinesiology

  • Exercise Physiology - Study of the body systems
  • Biomechanics - Study of the human body in motion through the principles of physics
  • Exercise Psychology - Science of the mind and behavior
  • Exercise Sociology
  • Motor Learning and Development
  • Sport Pedagogy – Study of Coaching /Teaching
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Recreational Management
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Physical Education and Dance
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Sport Management


  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Health & Fitness Specialist
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Physical Therapist
  • Registered Dietician
  • Public Health Educator
  • Recreation Lead
  • Corporate Fitness Director


  • Athletic Trainer
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Therapeutic Recreation Therapist
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Respiration Therapist


  • Adapted Physical Education
  • K-6 Physical Education
  • 7-12 Physical Education
  • College Professor
  • Sports Historian
  • Sports Sociologist


  • Sports Coach – Professional / Amateur / Youth
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sports Officiating


  • Marketing / Sports Agent
  • Program Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Event Manager
  • Sports information Director
  • Recreation Director
  • Sport Psychologist

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.

Intercollegiate Athletics Courses

Student must contact specific sport coach before enrolling. For contact information, see Renegade Coaching Staff Directory.

Intercollegiate Courses:

  • PHED B10 Intercollegiate Competition Football
  • PHED B11 Intercollegiate Competition for Men Basketball
  • PHED B12 Intercollegiate Competition Track and Field
  • PHED B13 Intercollegiate Competition for Men Tennis
  • PHED B14 Intercollegiate Competition for Men Baseball
  • PHED B15 Intercollegiate Competition Cheer
  • PHED B16 Intercollegiate Competition for Men Golf
  • PHED B17 Intercollegiate Competition for Men Cross Country
  • PHED B20 Intercollegiate Competition for Men: Wrestling
  • PHED B23 Intercollegiate Competition for Women: Soccer
  • PHED B23M Intercollegiate Competition for Men Soccer
  • PHED B24 Intercollegiate Competition for Women Golf
  • PHED B25 Intercollegiate Competition for Women: Volleyball
  • PHED B25B Intercollegiate Competition for Women Beach Volleyball
  • PHED B28 Intercollegiate Competition for Women Basketball
  • PHED B29 Intercollegiate Competition for Women: Softball
  • PHED B33 Intercollegiate Swimming
  • PHED B34WT Intercollegiate Weight Training

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

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