Welcome to the Health, Exercise Science, Athletics, and Nutrition Webpage!

Please note we are currently fully online for the  fall semester, to reach the Acting Dean, please email Aaron Detty at adetty@sdccd.edu or Google Voice M-F 8-5 at (619) 800-2367.

SD City College offers a variety of activity courses & exercise science, kinesiology and nutrtition courses.

Are you interested in helping others live a healthier life? Do you want to rehabilitate and habilitate others? Do you love exercise and want to share with others? You can do it all here in Health, Exercise Science, & Athletics! Click here for more info.

Look for EXSC (Exercise Science), HEAL (Health Education), & NUTR (Nutrition) in the class schedule!

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Meet our Coaches & Instructors   

Dede Bodnar Mitch Charlens Gabi Hogan Alan Rivera
Chris Brown Aaron Detty Kathy McGinnis LeeAnn Taylor
  Paul Greer Andi Milburn  
Andrea Aguilar Darby Duprat Denise Lebsack Nick Skvarna
Marco Anzures Lucy Gonzalez Brandon Lupian Michelle Steele
Tony Arnesen Milton Hidalgo Bill Mayorga Christina Troutner
Angel Chelik Henry Hill Stephen McNary Ellen Turkel
Ian Cumming Jami Jones Nicole Morton Ralf Uebel
  Melissa Karolides Jeff Read  
Link to HESA Mission & Student Learning Outcomes
Link to HESA Building Photos & Promo Video Tours
Link to HESA Course Descriptions

 

 

Dede Bodnar

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Dede Bodnar

Department Chair, Head Coach, and Instructor
Email: dbodnar@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3544

Office: HWG- P3- 203

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Professional Background:
B.S. in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Plant Facilities Management
M.S. Kinesiology
Has coached for 25 years in all levels from Professional to Jr. High...coached Professional Beach team of Liz Masakayan & Elaine Youngs, Olympic Team, Collegiate, Club, High School and Junior High.

Professional Volleyball Player
Played Professional Volleyball Team in France 1987-1988 Played Professional Beach League (AVP-4 years) with partner Sandy Aughinbaugh Played Indoor Professional Volleyball USA league in Portland, Oregon Played competitive Grass Doubles (Women’s and Coed Doubles) 10 years-AAA Rating "Developmental Coach of the Year,"1996 from USA Olympic Committee
"Outstanding Female Coach of the year," 1996 from USA Volleyball Professional Volleyball Player 1985-1990
"Coach of the Year," 1996 from the Pacific Coast Conference

Collegiate Classes:
Intercollegiate Volleyball  - Phye 224 & 225 Techniques of Exercise Leadership - Phye 286 Health and Lifestyle Heal 101
Volleyball- Phye 161
Beach Volleyball - Phye 161
Step Aerobics - Phye 104
Aerobics - Phye 103
Golf - Phye 126
Spinning - Phye 123
Yoga/Pillates - Phye 168
Cardio Kickboxing - Phye 133

Teaching Style:
I believe my teaching style is motivational, encouraging, educational and fun! I want to help my student-athletes become the best at their position. So, if they are willing to put in the work they will rep great benefits in their game. Most of all, I love to teach and coach. Teaching/coaching is my passion and when I see my players improve I get re-energized to work harder at staying the best I can be as a teacher/coach.

My goal is to encourage students not only to excel in academics, but also to encourage them to get involved with activities on campus. I want to make City College a home away from home, a place where people enjoy themselves and look forward to returning. San Diego City College is a great place to receive an educational experience from.

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Chris Brown

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Chris Brown

Head Coach and Instructor
Email: cbrown@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3705

Office: P-209

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Chris Brown  is in his 27th year of coaching at the Community College level. He began his career in 1990 as an assistant coach at Saddleback College, located in Mission Viejo California. During Brown's seven-year stint at Saddleback the Gauchos won two Orange Empire Conference Championships and State Champion runners up in 1998. In 1995 Brown was selected the first Head Coach at El Paso Community College (TX). Brown was responsible for the successful start up of the EPCC athletic program. The Tejanos; rapidly developed and with a 23-20 overall record in just their second season and advanced to the NJCAA Region V playoffs.

Brown is recognized internationally following the past six years of service with USA Baseball. And was the head coach for the 2001 World Champion Youth National Team. Brown enters his 21st season as the Head Coach at San Diego City College. In addition to coaching Brown serves as an Assistant Professor in the area of Health and Exercise Science at SDCC. He is a native of Richfield, Ohio and graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene College with a B.A. degree in History. Brown continued his baseball playing career in 1998 with the Sydney Metros of the Australian Baseball League. He was a shortstop and leadoff hitter during the inaugural season of professional baseball in Australia. Brown earned a Master of Science degree in Physical education from California State University-Fullerton in 1992. Chris draws support from his wonderful family including wife Jennifer, daughter Kaeli and son C.J.

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Mitch Charlens

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Mitch Charlens

Head Coach and Instructor

Email: mcharlen@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3703

Office: HWG- P3- 204

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

In 15 years as head coach of the men's basketball team at San Diego City College, Mitch Charlens has led the Knights to two straight state title games in 2017 and 2018 and their first ever state championship in 2016-17. The Knights have won seven Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships (2005, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) and made a CCCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2009. Coach Charlens earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at San Francisco State University and his Master's degree in Physical Education at Chico State University. He resides in San Diego with his wife Dr. Erin Charlens (Counselor at SDCC), sons Brandon and Jay, and daughter Chloe.

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Aaron Detty

Acting Dean, Athletic Director, and Instructor
Email: adetty@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3706 or (619) 800-2367

Office: P- 215

Personal Introduction Video: Personal Welcome to HESA Video

Bio: Currently the Acting Dean of Health, Exercise Science, and Athletic Director. Aaron is a proud alumni of San Diego City College. He then transferred to the University of California San Diego to complete his BA, and received his masters in Exercise Science at Azusa Pacific University. He also played intercollegiate baseball at City and UCSD.
Aaron started working at San Diego City in 2005 as an assistant baseball coach, progressing to co-head coach, and worked as a part time employee supporting indoor and outdoor athletics. After receiving his masters, he started working at the college as an adjunct instructor. In 2013, Aaron was hired as a full time instructor. Since then, Aaron has served as the Faculty Assessment Coordinator. He has worked with the college in student learning outcomes, program planning, accreditation, co-chair of MPAROC, and other work groups on campus.

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Paul Greer

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Paul Greer

Fitness Center Director and Instructor
Email: pgreer@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3704

Office: FTCTR- P2-02

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters of Science in Exercise Science, Azusa Pacific University

Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer

Specializations: Fitness Center Director, Health and Lifestyle and Intro to Kinesiology Instructor and Endurance, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Short Intro: Professor Paul Greer has been teaching for 31 years at San Diego City College where he is a full time faculty member in the Health and Exercise Science Department. After 26 years of coaching the Men’s Cross Country program Professor Greer now teaches Health and Lifestyle 101; Intro to Kinesiology 241B and Exercise Science 124 Aerobic and Core Conditioning classes. Over the the past 30+ years Professor Greer had the privilege of teaching most classes the department offers. Professor Greer is the Fitness Center Director on campus and has a passion for teaching and the students he serves. Finally, Professor Greer loves San Diego City College and every day he counts his blessings. He truly loves his job.

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Gabi Hogan

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Gabi Hogan

Instructor

Email: ghogan@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3422

Office: P-209

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Degrees : Masters of Science in Exercise physiology- San Diego State University & Masters of Science in Nutritional Science- San Diego State University

Certifications: NASM, NCSF, AFFA Personal trainer certificate

Specializations: Nutrition, Cardio kickboxing, indoor cycling, circuit training, functional fitness, Adapted fitness, Yoga

Short intro: Hi my name is Gabriela Hogan and I have been with San Diego City College since 2010 as a nutrition professor and exercise science instructor. I have been in the fitness industry since 2004, as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. I believe fitness is for everyone no matter your level or abilities, and I make it fun! Fitness and nutrition are my passion and I feel so lucky I get to share it with you in my classes!

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Kathy McGinnis

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Kathy McGinnis

Instructor
Email: kmcginni@sdccd.edu

Phone:
(619) 388-3448

Office: V-312L

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Bachelor's of Science Major: Physical Education; Minor: Therapeutic Recreation from Central Michigan University; a Master's in Human Behavior from National University

Classes: Health 101 & Introduction to Kinesiology

Short Intro: Hi, My Name is Professor Kathy McGinnis. I have been here at City since being hired as the Head Softball Coach in 1987. Since then I have taught many classes within the Health and Exercise Science Department.  Over the past 33 years I have served as President of the Academic Senate, HES Department Chair, Athletic Director and Dean.  In 2015 I returned to teaching for the remainder of my career.

Welcome to City College and our fantastic Department.  I hope you will take advantage of all of the classes we offer and look forward to meeting you.

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Andi Milburn

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Andi Milburn

Instructor

Email: amilburn@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3121

Office: P-207

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters of Science in Exercise Science, Azusa Pacific University

Certifications: NCSF, ACSM and NASM Personal Trainer, Schwinn and Mad Dog Fitness Certified Spin Instructor, Yoga RYT 200, Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor, TRX, Rip Trainer and Bosu Qualified Instructor, NPI Certified Posture Specialist, US Soccer National "D" License Coach.

Specializations: Spin, Yoga, Kettlebells, Bootcamp, Total Body Conditioning, Weight Training and Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer Courses

Short Intro: Hi! My name is Andi Milburn :) I've been an instructor at San Diego City College for over 15 years where I love to share my passion and knowledge of fitness with my students. I enjoy exploring the outdoors, I love animals and dark chocolate and my favorite color is blue. My classes are challenging yet fun... I lead with lots of energy and create a learning atmosphere that is inviting and accessible to all.  I look forward to helping you meet your health and fitness goals -- See you in class!

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Alan Rivera

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Alan Rivera

Instructor
Email: acrivera@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-

Office: P- 203

Personal Introduction Video: TBD
  • Vision StatementChampion Equity, Social Justice & the right to Education
    • Empower  student success and  Mental Toughness 
  • Professor : Alan Rivera --- School of Health, Exercise Science, & Athletics
    • Kickboxing + muay Thai Techniques // Martial Arts + MMA Conditioning
    • Careers in Fitness, Health and Wellness, Kinesiolgy ... and more
    • Cardio // Hip hop & Urban dance choreography // Aerobic Dance
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LeeAnn Taylor

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LeeAnn Taylor

Head Coach & Instructor

Email: ltaylor@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3890

Office: P- 204

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: AA Degree-San Diego Community College District, BA-Child Development-Cal State Northridge, MS-Exercise Science-Azusa Pacific, MS-Nutrition-California University Pennsylvania (In Progress)

Certifications: 2 Star Master Coach-NFCA

Specializations: Softball skills, Strength and Conditioning, PE in Elementary Schools, Whole Body Fitness, Senior Fitness, & Golf skills.

Short Intro: Hi, I’m Coach Taylor and I’ve been a college professor/coach for 22 years.  In addition, I’ve taught/coached at every level (elementary school, middle school, high school, NAIA, and Division I).  I enjoy developing a culture of community, positivity, and confidence in my classes. Come join us!

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Dre Aguilar-Montalban

Head Coach & Instructor
Email: aaguilar@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3427

Office: HWG P3- 106

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters In Coaching and Athletic Administration, Concordia University in Irvine

Certifications: TRX Certification

Specializations: Basketball skills, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition

Bio: Hello I am Coach Dre, I have been coaching the Women’s Basketball team at San Diego City College for the past 8 years. We have won two Consecutive PCAC Conference Championships with two trips to playoff section for California Community Colleges. My staff and I have a pure and true love of the game of basketball and work hard to portray that to our athletes daily. I bring experience and heart for the sport and continuously create a safe and healthy environment for all of my athletes.

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Marco Anzures

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Marco Anzures

Head Coach & Instructor
Email: manzures@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 818-2203

Office: P-212

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion – Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Certifications: Nutrition for Optimal Health & Wellness, Performance Enhancement Specialist, USA Track & Field Level 2 Coach

Specializations: Running training, cardio conditioning, functional fitness, group training

Courses: HEAL 101, EXSC 126, EXSC 206, EXSC 207, and EXSC 135

Short Intro: Hello! My name is Coach Marco and I love students who are looking to have fun, challenge themselves, and learn about what to do to be fit and feel healthy. I really enjoy running but also cross train by swimming, cycling, and doing strength training. I am very creative in my classes to make sure all ability levels feel they have a personalized touch to their learning and exercises. I hope to have you as a student soon!

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Tony Arnesen

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Instructor
Email: carnesen@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3459

Office: P-211

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters of Science in Kinesiology, California Baptist University

Certifications: U.S. Soccer Federation National “D” License. Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma. NFHS Coaching Diploma. Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Coach Certification First-Aid and CPR Certification.

Specializations: Advanced soccer technical and tactical skills, Strength and Conditioning training, Speed and Agility Training, Plyometrics.

Short Intro: Hi my name is Tony Arnesen and I have been coaching elite soccer for over 10 years in the San Diego area. Going into my second year at San Diego City College, I'm currently the Head Coach for our Women's Soccer program as well as instructing in our Soccer classes. I've coached local teams overseas against Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, and Norwegian competition as well as learning from the academies RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona in Spain. My emphasis is to bring a great culture, passion, positivity, and love of the sport to my classes. I can't wait to work with you in class!

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Angel Chelik

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Angel Chelik

Instructor
Email: achelik@sdccd.edu 

 

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Ian Cumming

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Ian Cumming

Head Coach & Instructor
Email: icumming@sdccd.edu 

Phone: (619) 388-3704

Office: P2- 02

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts—Major Speech  Minors—PE & Masters in Physical Education/Education

Certifications:   Standard Secondary Teaching Credential—Major-Speech  Minors—P.E., German, & English  Adapted P.E. Credential K-Community College,  Health, Driver’s Ed., and Safety Credential

Coaching Related—Instructor/Clinician Southern California AAF/LA 84 CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK COACHING CLINICS FOR 10 YEARS,  CALIFORNIA H.S. COACH OF THE YEAR AND NATIONAL FINALIST IN CROSS COUNTRY,  5 TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION IN MASTERS TRACK & FIELD & X-COUNTRY

Short Intro: My main role at SDCC is that of Men's Cross Country Coach. I also teach some conditioning classes. I am excited about SDCC and proud of our Men's Cross Country Team, who with the help of our 8 time National Champion in USATF Race walking events, Philip Dunn, who is also a great cross county coach and 3 time Olympian and World Championship competitor. Whether it is students or athletes, I sincerely enjoy helping people work hard to reach their individual and or team goals.  I am happiest when I can help students excel at things they thought were too difficult!

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Darby Duprat

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Darby Duprat

Head Coach & Instructor
Email: dduprat@sdccd.edu 

Office: (619) 388-3457

Office: HWG- P3- 106

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio:Darby Duprat is in her 5th year as head coach of the San Diego City College women's badminton team. As a player, Duprat helped lead the Knights to consecutive Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships in 2013 and 2014, as well as CCCAA state championship appearances in those same years.

Duprat was named PCAC Most Valuable Player in 2013 and was also named to the All-PCAC team both of her years at City. She advanced to the quarterfinals of the individual and doubles state championship tournament in 2013. Duprat then made it all the way to the semifinals of both state championship tournaments in 2014.

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Lucy Gonzalez

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Lucy Gonzalez

Instructor
Email: lgonzalez001@sdccd.edu

 

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees:  Masters of science in Kinesiology - Integrative Wellness , Point Loma Nazarene University

Certifications: Alliance Yoga Certification and  ACSM Personal Training Certification

Specializations: Running skills, Cardio and Strength training/ Circuit Training , HIIT and  Yoga

Short Intro: My name is Lucy Gonzalez and my biggest passion is to help change people lives through fitness and help them achieve their fitness goals. I have been working with athletes (ages 4-65 years old) for the past 6 years. I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, and running and love doing yoga and working out.  I tried to make classes fun and enjoyable for students, I bring enthusiasm, knowledge, energy, laughs and much more to my classes. I promise you will not only learn about fitness, but you will get the best workout of your life while also having some fun!

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Milton Hidalgo

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Milton Hidalgo

Head Coach & Instructor
Email: mhidalgo@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3140

Office: P- 218

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: Head Coach Milton Hidalgo first started coaching at San Diego City College in 1983. Under his leadership, the San Diego City men's soccer program has won nine Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships. Hidalgo also has been named PCC Coach of the Year six times, including PCC Coach of the Year for all sports in 2006 when the Knights posted a record of 15-1-5.

In addition to the success at SDCC, Hidalgo has led the San Diego High School boys soccer team to five CIF championships between 1989 and 1995.  His San Diego Cavers still hold the record for consecutive league championships with seven and his players still own records for most career assists and career shutouts.

Coach Milton holds his B.S. in Kinesiology from San Diego State and his M.A. in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.

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Henry Hill

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Henry Hill

Instructor

Email: hhill001@sdccd.edu

 
Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Jami Jones

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Jami Jones

Head Coach & Instructor
Email: jyjones@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3436

Office: P- 216

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami

Certifications: United States Professional Tennis Association Elite Pro

Specializations: Tennis Coaching

Short Intro: Hi All, my name is Jami Jones and I have been the Women's Tennis Coach and Tennis class instructor at San Diego City College for the past 7 years. I love dogs and enjoy competing in tennis leagues and tournaments in my spare time. My goal is for all my students to enjoy playing tennis and to incorporate the game into their lifestyles. I look forward to seeing you in my class!

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Melissa Karolides

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Melissa Karolides

Instructor
Email: mkarolid@sdccd.edu 

Office: P- 210

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Denise Lebsack

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Denise Lebsack

Instructor
Email: dlebsack@sdccd.edu
 
Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Brandon Lupian

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Brandon Lupian

Head Coach & Instructor

Email: blupian@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3431

Office: P- 211

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: Coach Brandon Lupian enters his 16th year as head coach of the San Diego City College men's tennis program in 2018-2019. He is the longest tenured head coach in the history of the tennis program. In 2017, he was named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the Wilson/ITA Region I California Coach of the Year after leading his team to an undefeated season and the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Championship. The Knights earned state rankings of #11 in 2017 and #12 in 2018 and made the dual team state playoffs both years. Prior to 2017, his teams have consistently earned state rankings: #21 in 2009, #19 in 2011, #20 in 2012, and #23 in 2015.

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Bill Mayorga

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Bill Mayorga

Asst. Coach & Instructor

Email: wmayorga@sdccd.edu

Office: (619) 388-3140

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Stephen McNary

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Stephen McNary

Asst. Coach & Instructor

Email: smcnary@sdccd.edu

 
Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Nicole Morton

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Nicole Morton

Asst. Coach & Instructor

Email: nmorton@sdccd.edu

 
Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Jeff Read

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Jeff Read

Instructor

Email: jread@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-

Office: P- 210

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Nick Skvarna

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Nick Skvarna

Instructor
Email: nskvarna@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3702

Office: P-213

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters of Science in Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton & Bachelor of Arts in Economics, UCLA

Certifications: Fitness Specialist, Irvine Valley College, YogaFit - Level 4, ACE Personal Trainer, & CSCS

Specializations: Yoga, Fitness & Soccer

Short Intro: Hi, my name is Nick Skvarna and I have been an adjunct instructor for 20 years at City College.  I personally practice what I preach to my students to keep fit and I also enjoy to surf, hike and mountain bike. I have taught a variety of activity classes over the years and I'm looking forward to help inspire you to make exercise, fitness, yoga a lifelong journey.

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Michelle Steele

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Michelle Steele

Instructor

Email: msteele@sdccd.edu

Office: P- 210

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Specializations: Protein and carbohydrate chemistry, gut microbiome

Short Intro: Hi, my name Michelle Steele. I spent 16 years in the food industry, focusing on the nutrients that we eat every day. With this unique perspective, I use my skills of creating consumer products to help others understand how to meet their own nutritional needs, as well as the nutritional needs of others. In the past year as an instructor at San Diego City College, my passion for teaching has become a commitment for my students' success. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my students, and strive to reach out to every one as an individual. In addition to teaching, I take great joy in biking, camping, and spending time with my family. I look forward to helping studens along in their nutritional journey in way are both practical and beneficial in their daily lives!

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Christina Troutner

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Christina Troutner

Instructor
Email:

cltroutner@gmail.com

Phone: (619) 388-3422 

Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Degrees: Masters of Science, Nutritional Sciences; Masters of Science, Exercise Physiology; Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Emphasis in Naturopathic Medicine and Whole Foods Nutrition; Bachelors of Arts, Psychology; Minor, Exercise and Health Science; Minor, Fitness Instruction

Certifications: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Specializations: Nutritional Genomics, Nutrition in Aging and Longevity, Brain Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Biopsychology, Digital Health

Short Intro: Hi, my name is Christina and I LOVE NUTRITION! Better understanding nutrition will not only help you live healthier, longer and happier, but will enable you to inspire those you love and your community to work towards the same. I have worked in many areas of the field including clinical, community, sports, corporate and education and specialize in nutritional genomics, digital health, and nutrition for longevity. I love bringing technology into the classroom to make the experience engaging and enjoyable. I can't wait to learn more about you in class!

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Ellen Turkel

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Ellen Turkel

Instructor/ Professor Emeritus

Email: eturkel@sdccd.edu

Phone: (619) 388-3127

Office: P- 213

Personal Introduction Video: TBD
Degrees: M.S. Animal Physiology (concentration in Exercise Physiology), B.S. Biology
Certifications:  Pilates (Stott Pilates), Health and Wellness Coaching (ACE - American Council on Exercise), Level 2 Ski Instructor (Professional Ski Instructors Association), and Level 2 Older Adult Ski Instructor (Professional Ski Instructors Association)
Specializations:  Cycling (road and spinning), yoga, Pilates, running (qualified for the 1984 Olympic Marathon Trials), fitness, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and behavior change.
Classes EXSC 145 Yoga/Pilates, EXSC 124 Cardio and Core Fitness
Short Intro:  Hi, my name is Ellen Turkel.  I've been teaching exercise/fitness at San Diego City College since 1992.  I was the coordinator and co-coordinator of the Fitness Specialist Program from 1996-2018, where I taught Applied Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Assessment, Exercise Leadership, Fitness Specialist Internship/Work Experience. I love working with students who want to get fit, stay fit and get fitter. I'm happy went I'm in motion. I was a competitive distance running and now I focus on road cycling, yoga/Pilates, circuit fitness, aqua jogging and in the winter lots of downhill and cross country skiing. I teach downhill skiing part time at Mammoth Mountain. I'll looking forward to meeting you and helping you reach your health and fitness goals.
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Ralf Uebel

Instructor

Email: ruebel@sdccd.edu

 
Personal Introduction Video: TBD

Bio: TBA

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Begin Your Future in Kinesiology

Physical Therapist, Dietician, Strength Coach, Teacher, Coach, Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Instructor, Physiologist, Professor, Researcher, Biomechanist, & more!

A degree in Kinesiology opens up numerous opportunities. Please refer to our CITY Campus Catalog and also contact ltaylor@sdccd.edu or manzures@sdccd.edu for a Kinesiology Associates PDF guide.

Also, we always recommend speaking to one of our CITY Counselors.

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HESA Program Student Learning Outcomes

Our mission to provide a research-based practical approach to the multi-dimensional study of human movement, while engaging students in hands-on experiences to promote critical thinking, effective communication and a comprehensive understanding of the health and exercise science discipline. The program meets this mission by offering a variety of exercise science classes and health class that can help meet the needs of our diverse community. The Health, Exercise Science program will teach students to lead by example in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Our program enables our students to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in exercise planning, participation, and behavior change not only for themselves but also to the campus and community. The department embraces both the challenge to inspire our students to the individual improvement of health and wellness and encourages our students to share their information and experience within the community.

Outcome #1:
Upon successful completion the student will improve in the following fitness component: Cardio-respiratory endurance
Outcome # 2:
Upon successful completion the student will improve in the following fitness component: Muscular endurance
Outcome #3:
Upon successful completion the student will improve in the following fitness component: Muscular Strength
Outcome #4:
Upon successful completion the student will improve in the following fitness component: Composition
Outcome #5:
Upon successful completion the student will improve in the following fitness component: Flexibility
Outcome #6:
Student will demonstrate attainment of skill required for target sport.
Health PLO
Upon successful completion the student will be able to Learn that life is a balancing act and identify how the following components of wellness will aid in successfully navigating one’s life.
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Spiritual
Emotional
Cognitive
Social
Environmental

Knights Athletics Program Outcomes

1.     Student/athlete will be able to create an Educational Plan with the Athletic Counselor.

2.     Student/athlete will be able to develop a greater skill level in their sport.

3.     Student/athlete will be able to exhibit the qualities of teamwork as it relates to their sport.

4.     Student/athlete will be able to develop a player profile to be used as a recruiting tool for four year institutions.

5.     Student/athlete will be able to increase their levels of physical fitness.

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