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A program designed with activity classes that teach basic rules of play, fitness principles, exercise routines, and assessment tools needed to develop lifelong exercise habits. Lecture classes offer students further exploration in outdoor recreation, diversity issues in the sporting world, personal and community health, stress management, and the prevention and care of athletic injuries.

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CHELSIE SPEER

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


CHAD MILTENBERGER

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

The mission of the Physical Education and Recreation Division is to provide knowledge that encourages positive lifestyle practices, attitudes and values. The division is committed to promoting continual self-assessment and personal growth to enrich the quality of life.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice a variety of strategies and techniques to improve fitness level.
  • Recognize basic lifestyle habits associated with lifetime fitness.
  • Explore basics of outdoor recreation, diversity issues in the sporting world, personal and community health, stress management, and the prevention and care of athletic injuries.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

Students interested in fitness careers should be outgoing, good at motivating people, and sensitive to the needs of others. Excellent health and physical fitness are important due to the physical nature of the job. Those who wish to be personal trainers in a large commercial fitness center should have strong sales skills.