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Modesto Junior College

Physical Education

Patrick Bettencourt
Physical, Recreation, and Health Education Dean
Patrick Bettencourt
209-575-6373
bettencourtp@mjc.edu

 

MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE
PHYSICAL, RECREATION AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Mission Statement

The mission of the PRHE/Athletics Division is to provide an instructional program for an ever-changing, diverse student population with lifelong activity skills, advanced education of preferred activity, and knowledge of health and fitness issues and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle.

Vision Statement

Our vision of the future is one in which the community looks to our programs as their best choice for enhancing lifelong activity skills by promoting growth and self development. Our programs teach good sportsmanship and promote enthusiastic involvement in the areas of health, wellness, recreation, dance, adapted physical education, intercollegiate sports, athletic training, leisure time pursuits and daily physical exercise. Our program is universally recognized and admired for its professional and diverse staff, quality curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We provide training and support services, and active partnerships with area health and fitness facilities and professionals. Our professional faculty stays up to date in their fields of expertise through activities at the local, state, and national levels and set the highest standards of education in instruction.

Goals

The PRHE/Athletics Division:

Considers participation in health, wellness, recreation, adapted physical education, intercollegiate sports, athletic training, leisure time pursuits and daily physical exercise to be recognized as an integral part of the educational experience.Conducts all classes, activities and sports consistent with the educational aims of the college.Encourages all students to take advantage of opportunities to represent Modesto Junior College and our Division will strive for the college community to recognize and support their representation.Provides a comprehensive program through the use of degree options and prepares students for transfer, graduation and marketable job skills.Supports students in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing them with modern, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, access to the latest technology, and quality instruction.Believes the safety and welfare of each student is paramount.Encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of programs and activities to enhance our ever-changing, diverse student population.Provides opportunities for students to pursue credentials in areas that enable them to show advanced learning through our classes and/or credentials.Promotes their programs within the local community from youth through senior citizens.Continues to be pioneers in the implementation of viable assessment guidelines which measure and quantify standards and experiences in preferred activity.

The PRHE/Athletics Division:

1. Considers participation in health, wellness, recreation, adapted physical education, intercollegiate sports, athletic training, leisure time pursuits and daily physical exercise to be recognized as an integral part of the educational experience.

2. Conducts all classes, activities and sports consistent with the educational aims of the college.

3. Encourages all students to take advantage of opportunities to represent Modesto Junior College and our Division will strive for the college community to recognize and support their representation.

4. Provides a comprehensive program through the use of degree options and prepares students for transfer, graduation and marketable job skills.

5. Supports students in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing them with modern, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, access to the latest technology, and quality instruction.

6. Believes the safety and welfare of each student is paramount.

7. Encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of programs and activities to enhance our ever-changing, diverse student population.

8. Provides opportunities for students to pursue credentials in areas that enable them to show advanced learning through our classes and/or credentials.

9. Promotes their programs within the local community from youth through senior citizens.

10. Continues to be pioneers in the implementation of viable assessment guidelines which measure and quantify standards and experiences in preferred activity.

Physical, Recreation, and Health Education

Contact Us

Patrick Bettencourt
Interim Dean, AH & FCS & PRHE
Email: bettencourtp@mjc.edu

Grace Conde
Administrative Secretary
Phone: 209-575-6269
Fax: 209-575-6145
Email: condeg@mjc.edu

Shamiran Pourelyas
Administrative Specialist/Athletics
Phone: 575-6270
Email: pourelyass@mjc.edu

Location

East Campus
PRHE Building
Division Dean: Room 106
Staff: Rooms 104 and 107

Hours
  • Monday: 8-5
  • Tuesday: 8-5
  • Wednesday: 8-5
  • Thursday: 8-5
  • Friday: 8-5