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Athletics keeps us healthy, gets us up and running around.

– Derek Jeter

Cypress College boasts a well-rounded physical education curriculum along with a successful sports program featuring 14 intercollegiate teams and a strong support staff of professionals.

We are committed to providing you with a quality education in the varying fields of athletics. We offer a variety of activity courses each semester. We currently offer an associate in arts degree in kinesiology as well as an associate in arts degree for transfer in kinesiology, in addition to various certificates.

Cypress College offers seven sports for women and six for men, has had a solid line-up of teams and individual athletes who have excelled since the college first opened its doors in 1966. Student-athletes are provided quality individual instruction, the chance to develop to their full potential and the opportunity to earn a four-year college or university scholarship.

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What You’ll Study
  • Adapted Kinesiology Weight Training
  • Adapted Kinesiology Activity
  • Spirit Squad
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swim for Fitness
  • Springboard Diving
  • Water Aerobics
  • Kick-Boxing
  • Self-Defense
  • Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Walking for Fitness
  • Cardio Step
  • Mountaineering/Rock Climbing
  • Body Sculpt
  • Cardio Blast
  • Fitness Training
  • Power Training
  • Strength Training
  • HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training
  • Boot Camp Workout
  • Cardio Core
  • Body Building and Development
  • Total Body Fitness
  • Weight Training and Lifting
  • Trail Hiking
  • Spinning
  • Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Gymnastics-Tumbling
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Pickleball
  • Futsal
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Water Polo
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Flag Football
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Public Health
  • Health and Social Justice
  • Women’s Health
  • Contemporary Personal Health
  • Global and Community Health
  • Athletic Weight Training
  • Conditioning for Athletes
  • Intercollegiate Baseball
  • Intercollegiate Basketball
  • Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball
  • Intercollegiate Golf
  • Intercollegiate Soccer
  • Intercollegiate Softball
  • Intercollegiate Swimming
  • Intercollegiate Tennis
  • Intercollegiate Volleyball
  • Intercollegiate Water Polo
  • Intercollegiate Badminton
  • Kinesiology
  • Elementary School Movement
  • First Aid, CPR and Emergencies
  • Athletic Injuries-Prevention and Care
  • Sports Officiating
  • Theory of Coaching Basketball
  • Theory of Coaching Baseball
  • Human Performance
  • Sports Management
  • Psychology of Sport
  • Sport and United States Society
  • Lifeguarding
  • Water Safety Instruction
  • Nutrition Science and Application
  • Movement Anatomy

Visit our catalog for more information about our degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Kinesiology.

Careers & Salary


  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Community Health Worker
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Recreation Worker
  • Coach
  • Scout
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Aerobics Instructor


  • Low: $42k
  • Average: $79k
  • High: $193k

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What Students Say

“I’m thankful to be a Cypress Charger. I’m glad I get to graduate in the spring with my AA and go on to Cal State Fullerton to play. I would like to thank everyone at Cypress College for their guidance. So many people cheered me on and gave me hope, even when I felt down and out. We have something special here at Cypress College. It really feels like a family.”

Josh Currenton

“The women’s basketball program at Cypress College has had the greatest impact on my life. I not only grew as a basketball player, but as an individual as well.”

Gabrielle Carbajal

  • Andrew Alhadeff
  • Mark Canner
  • Sergio Cutrona
  • Silvie Grote
  • Anthony Hutting
  • Margaret Mohr
  • Nancy Welliver
Adjunct Faculty
  • George Abraham
  • Holly Armstrong
  • Anthony Barber
  • Jordan Brinkley
  • Francis Driscoll
  • Michael Ford
  • Dennise Gallegos
  • Christopher Garcia-Lopez
  • Collin Gladys
  • Sam Gould
  • Holly Gracia-Iris
  • Nicholas Graffis
  • Denise Haley Peaslee
  • Jordan Hamamoto
  • Matt Harris
  • Erick Hurtarte
  • Brittany Imaku
  • Michael Jackson
  • Juan Moreno
  • Kelly Morris
  • Eduardo Osorio Lozada
  • Raney Remme
  • Cristian Rus
  • Kendra Serrano Cardenas
  • Nolan Strout
  • Anne Taylor
  • Jill Toda
  • Thomas Valentine
  • Tracy Van Herk
  • Michael Vasquez
  • Nicole Weil
  • Michael Willey
Kinesiology Department

Location: Gym 2 Building, First Floor
T: (714) 484-7352
Department Chair: Margaret Mohr,