Exercise Science Department


The Exercise Science Department offers a diverse curriculum which includes lower division theory courses designed for those who want to complete their Associate in Arts degree in Exercise Science and transfer to an institution of higher learning; a basic instruction program which provides students a wide variety of movement experiences for the development of physical activity skills and knowledge necessary for lifetime wellness; an adapted activities curriculum for students with disabilities; and an intercollegiate athletic program, which offers performance-oriented students opportunities for competition.

At San Diego Mesa College, the Fitness Specialist Program is overviewed by the Advisory Committee

Swim team

Fitness center

The Exercise Science building houses a state of the art, two-story, 27,200-square-foot fitness facility. The first floor of the facility offers Olympic and power lifting equipment, plate-loaded machines, free weights and a functional training area, complete with medicine balls, TRX and kettlebells.

The second floor offers a variety of cardio machines, stretching and myofascial release equipment and a large open area for exercise and stretching.

The facility also includes aerobics and dance rooms and a cycling room with Kaiser bikes, heart rate monitors, and large screens that display interactive courses for riders.

Students can enroll to use the facility during its open hours or sign up for the variety of classes offered, including cycling, boot camp, yoga and Pilates.

Fitness center Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM