Sports & Fitness Division

From the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports:

  • 37% of adults report they are not physically active. Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.
  • More than 10 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 are overweight, double the proportion since 1980.
  • Health risks associated with being overweight or obese include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and arthritis.

Be part of the solution, join the sports and fitness division at Central Arizona College and help others lead healthy lives!

The Sports and Fitness Division at Central Arizona College offers courses in four different areas; activity courses (PAC), physical education lectures (PED), health and nutrition related courses (PEH), and recreation (REC).

Division Chair:  
Chuck Schnoor

Division Assistant:
Veronica Sauceda

Professor of Sport & Fitness: 
Cheryl Boron

Sports and fitness degrees and certificates are currently offered only at the Signal Peak Campus.


Sports Management

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Central's sports management degree prepares individuals to meet the needs of the sports industry. Students completing this degree will be exposed to:

  • Sports marketing, promotion, fundraising and media relations
  • Health and fitness center management careers
  • Sporting goods management/sales
  • Management of collegiate/high school athletic programs
  • Management of professional sports programs
  • Operation of youth and community sport organizations

The degree's core is split between business courses focusing on training in the basics of accounting, marketing and management. The sports and fitness courses provide historical, practical and theoretical foundations in sport, conditioning and lifetime fitness.

Recreation and Tourism

Associate of Arts (AA)

The recreation and tourism degree prepares students for employment in recreation and tourism management and program delivery positions in diverse public, nonprofit and private organizations.

Athletic Studies

Group Fitness Instructor 19 credits

Human Preformance 19 credits

Recreation 19 credits

Special Interest Classes:

The following special interest classes are offered during both the fall and spring semesters:

PAC113 Total Body Conditioning

PAC101L Beginning Techniques of Karate

PAC101A Golf

PAC102K Intermediate Yoga & Fitness

PAC105 Core Emphasis

PAC109 Boot Camp

PAC108 Zumba

PAC115 Spinners

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