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Our physical education program is designed to help students commit to an active, healthy lifestyle. Through exercise, stretching, and team play, students gain self-discipline, perseverance, patience, and sportsmanship. Students also reflect on stress management, nutrition, and substance abuse - learning the skills and strategies to support them in making healthy choices, now and in the future. 

Physical Ed class
PHY231: 10th Grade Physical Education

Participate in vigorous total body exercise, including jogging, volleyball, basketball, touch/flag football, softball, aerobics, soccer, badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, and team handball.

Sweeney Athletic Performance Lab in use
PHY411: Physical Conditioning

Designed to meet the fitness needs of student-athletes, this course is a concentrated, individualized weight-training program, with conditioning, flexibility and agility drills.

Yoga class
PHY611: Beginning Yoga

Through stretching, breathing, and meditation, students enhance concentration, reduce stress, and experience the benefits of relaxation in their day-to-day lives.

Chris Kyriacou, Department Chair

Originally from Oakland, Chris earned his BS in Physical Education from Cal State Hayward and went on to earn Physical Education/Health credentials at National University. He teaches physical education because he believes that nothing is more important than your health. Outside of O’Dowd, he coaches the Oakland Wildcats travel baseball teams.

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