Health, Physical Education, & Athletics Department

Health, Physical Education, & Athletics


As our world becomes more advanced and connected and technology increases, individuals and societies can become negatively impacted. The number of illnesses and deaths from chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke are in part related to personal health choices. In addition, new and emerging infectious diseases are stretching the available resources to combat them. Thus, the achievement of optimal health remains a worldwide priority in the twenty-first century. The primary role of a health educator is to act as an "agent of change" that positively impacts both an individual's and society's ability to reach its fullest potential.

The Health Education course of study is designed for students who would like to further their career goals in any of the following health areas: Health Education, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Health Promotion, Environmental Health and Occupational Health and related fields. These fields provide career opportunities that include, but are not limited to, Teacher/Educator, Administrator, Researcher, Epidemiologist (person who studies disease), Sanitarian, Occupational Health Specialist, Environmental Toxicologist, and Public Health Specialist. 

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The Physical Education Department offers a variety of course offerings in fitness, strength training, aerobics, marshal arts, yoga, individual and team sports, outdoor activities, athletics and rehabilitative therapies. Students interested in preparing to transfer to a four-year school to major in Physical Education or Exercise Science are encouraged to apply for the Professional Fitness Training Program. For more information regarding transferring to a four-year school, contact the Counseling Center.

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Lane Community College sponsors intercollegiate athletics that encourage an emphasis on academics, personal development, personal enrichment, community support, career development, and athletic excellence. The intercollegiate athletic program offers students opportunities to compete in ten varsity sports: Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men's and Women's Soccer, Baseball, and Women's Volleyball. Teams participate in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Conference with 35 other Oregon, Washington, and Canadian colleges. The NWAACC governs the conference, which is divided into four main regions (north, east, south, and west). Lane competes in the southern region. Qualifiers from each region compete annually for conference championship titles.

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Men's Cross Country Men's Basketball Men's Track and Field
Women's Soccer Men's Baseball
Men's Soccer
Women's Volleyball

The administration of the Athletic program is conducted through the Health, Physical Education and Athletic Division. The division chair oversees all employees of the Intercollegiate Athletic and Recreational programs. Personnel include the athletic director, head coaches, assistant coaches, athletic trainer, athletic administrative specialist, student recreation director, recreation assistants, and student academic coordinator.