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Kinesiology and Athletics Department

Welcome to the Kinesiology & Athletics program at Santa Monica College!


The Department of Kinesiology establishes a foundation and understanding of practices of well-being and movement across the lifespan within the context of a diverse and changing society.


We aspire to be a premier kinesiology department known for our craft of explanation, demonstration and application of high quality knowledge related to human physical activity, health and wellness across the subdisciplines of kinesiology.

The Department of Kinesiology & Athletics provides a multi-disciplinary program, which educates through movement and physical activity. This program serves as a fundamental component to the comprehensive college experience with regard to values in self-awareness and practice. The curriculum develops and nurtures the “whole” student and supports them in exploring life tools for activity and wellness. The intent is that students will be empowered through their educational experience to make decisions throughout their lives that support a balanced and holistic lifestyle.

What can you do with a Kinesiology major?

NOTE: The majority of career options the field of Kinesiology require additional education; 4-year or graduate degrees and agency specific certifications. Please speak with a KIN faculty member for more insight to the areas below.


Health Educator, Teacher, K-12, Community College, University

Fitness Industry

Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer, Corporate Fitness and Wellness, Special Populations

Health Fitness Medicine

Exercise Physiologist, Nurse, Dietitian, Physican’s Assistant, Osteopathic Physician, Chiropractor

Health Fitness Rehabilitation

Athletic Trainer, Certified Prosthetist, Ergonomics R&D, Physical/Occupational Therapist, Recreation Therapist.

Sports Related

Coaching (high school, community college, university), Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Director, Sports Marketing, Public Relations, Sports Officiating


Programs of Study

Degrees & Certificates



Kinesiology Phone Number
(310) 434-4310


GYM 218

Elaine Roque
Kinesiology, Department Chair


Athletics Phone Number
(310) 434-4311


GYM 228 

Reggie Ellis
Athletic Director



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