Human Performance & Development
Solano Community College

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  • Child Development and Family Studies
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer
  • Kinesiology
    • Kinesiology
    • Sports Medicine/Fitness Science – (Transfer)
    • Nutrition
  • Kinesiology Courses by Category
    • Adapted PE
    • Aerobic, Strength & Conditioning
    • Alternate Fitness
    • Aquatics
    • Athletics
    • Combatives
    • Dance
    • Health Education
    • Individual Skills
    • Nutrition
    • Racquet Sports
    • Recreational & Non-Transferrable
    • Team Sports
    • Theory & Major Courses

Child Development and Family Studies

Early Childhood Education

This program offers comprehensive study of child development, strategies for child guidance, techniques for effective classroom interaction with emphasis on the child in the context of family and culture, and curriculum that enhances the development of the whole child. The Child Development and Family Studies Department is a participant in the Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP). A key effort of the Curriculum Alignment Project is to facilitate the transfer of the courses below as an integrated course of study promoting access to ongoing education and degree attainment. These courses will ease transfer between many California State Universities. The CAP courses include: CDFS 038, CDFS 050, CDFS 053, CDFS 054 (or NUTR 054), CDFS 062, CDFS 063, CDFS 064, and CDFS 065.

Gainful Employment Information: Early Childhood Education

AS Degree Certificate
• Early Childhood Education • Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer

Successful completion of this major prepares students to work in the field of early childhood education. Students will learn about child development, health and safety, observation and assessment, and techniques for effective classroom teaching including child guidance, curriculum development, and educating in a culturally respectful manner. One semester of practicum is required. This program aligns with the statewide Early Childhood Education Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) which is designed to aid in student transfer. The CAP courses include: CDFS 038, CDFS 050, CDFS 053, CDFS 054 (or NUTR 054), CDFS 062, CDFS 063, CDFS 064, and CDFS 065.

AS Degree Certificate
• Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer • Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer



This program offers students activity curriculum, technical skills, and professional development courses to develop fitness or to prepare students for transfer in various fields, including physical education.

AS Degree
• Kinesiology

Sports Medicine/Fitness Science – (Transfer)

Designed to allow students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in Physical Education or related areas with a Sports Medicine emphasis. The broad field of Sports Medicine/Fitness Science includes post-baccalaureate employment opportunities in teaching, athletic training, physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, sports orthopedics, sports podiatry, sports psychology, cardiac rehabilitation, EKG technician, and fitness technician.

AS Degree
• Sports Medicine/Fitness Science – (Transfer)


The study of nutrition helps people achieve and maintain good health. Students who like physical and biological sciences, are interested in good health and physical activity, enjoy working with people, and are concerned about the nutritional well-being of people. Students interested in nutrition will find interesting and challenging career opportunities within health care fields or in the food industry. Our nutrition courses will assist you in meeting both your graduation and transfer goals.

Kinesiology Courses by Category

Adapted Physical Education

  • Adapted Aquatics
  • Adapted Weight Training

Aerobic, Strength & Conditioning

  • Low Impact Aerobic Dance
  • Beginning Aerobic Exercise
  • Fitness for Life
  • Circuit Training
  • Cardio Conditioning
  • Off-Season Athletic Conditioning
  • Intermediate Aerobic Exercise
  • Beginning Body Conditioning
  • Intermediate Body Conditioning
  • Beginning Weight Training
  • Intermediate Weight Training
  • Step Aerobics

Alternate Fitness

  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Introduction to Qigong
  • Pilates for Fitness
  • Fundamentals of Yoga
  • Intermediate Yoga
  • Tai Chi


  • Beginning Swimming
  • Intermediate Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Swim for Fitness
  • Aqua Aerobics


  • Women's Volleyball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Softball
  • Women's Soccer
  • Men's/Women's Swimming
  • Men's Baseball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Football
  • Men's/Women's Water Polo


  • Beginning Self-Defense
  • Foil Fencing
  • Beginning Judo
  • Intermediate Judo


  • Beginning Modern Dance
  • Beginning Tap Dance
  • Intermediate Tap Dance
  • Jazz Dance Technique
  • Dance Production
  • Hip-Hop Dance
  • Beginning Jazz Dance
  • Beginning Ballroom Dance
  • Beginning Ballet
  • Intermediate Ballet
  • Beginning Swing Dance
  • Intermediate Jazz Dance

Health Education

  • Health Education
  • Women's Health

Individual Skills

  • Beginning Bowling
  • Road Cycling
  • Beginning Mountain Biking
  • Beginning Golf
  • Intermediate Golf
  • Beginning Archery


  • Nutrition
  • Evaluating Current Topics in Nutrition
  • Nutrition Basics for Children
  • Child Nutrition for Early Childhood Education
  • Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition
  • Food Service Sanitation

Racquet Sports

  • Beginning Tennis
  • Intermediate Tennis
  • Beginning Racquetball
  • Beginning Badminton
  • Intermediate Badminton

Recreational & Non-Transferrable

  • Intramural Recreational Sports Program
  • Peak Performance for Sports
  • Sports Medicine - Athletic Training Internship/Practicum
  • Back Care and Injury Management
  • Fitball Training
  • Fire Candidate Fitness
  • Adapted Back Rehab

Team Sports

  • Beginning Basketball
  • Intermediate Basketball
  • Indoor/Outdoor Soccer
  • Intermediate Soccer
  • Beginning Baseball
  • Softball
  • Beginning Volleyball
  • Intermediate Volleyball

Theory & Major Courses

  • Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care
  • Baseball Theory and Practice I
  • Baseball Theory and Practice II
  • Basketball Theory and Practice I
  • Basketball Theory and Practice II
  • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness
  • Football Theory and Practice I
  • Football Theory and Practice II
  • Foundations of Physical Education
  • Introduction to Sports Psychology
  • Introduction to Sports Science
  • Soccer Theory and Practice I
  • Soccer Theory and Practice II
  • Softball Theory and Practice I
  • Softball Theory and Practice II
  • Volleyball Theory and Practice I
  • Volleyball Theory and Practice II