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What will I learn?

Prepare for a career in health, physical education or recreation fields or build habits for a healthy life.

Classes for careers in health, physical education or recreation:

Build your skills and knowledge with Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury, Sports Officiating, Sports Management and Introduction to Sports Medicine.

Classes for fun and personal wellness:

Learn some health basics, such as first aid and CPR, or a try a new sport. Choose from yoga, dance or team sports, running awareness and exercise, even pickleball. Check out the options on our Student Wellness page.

Athletic training prep

If you’re one of the hundreds of student-athletes at JCCC, the College’s athletic training program has one of the country’s most highly trained and skilled staffs. A 12-credit-hour first semester course is designed for student athletes and serves as a training aid supervised by the JCCC athletic training staff.

Build a strong physical foundation that will stay with you should your athletic career continue after you leave JCCC. For information about athletic training courses, contact Beth West, 913-469-8500, ext. 3401.


JCCC has fully equipped indoor and outdoor facilities, including:

  • basketball and volleyball arena
  • fitness center
  • sports conditioning center
  • indoor track
  • pitching and hitting cages
  • baseball, softball and soccer fields
  • sand volleyball
  • tennis courts

Planning to earn a bachelor's degree in education? We offer transfer agreements with several area four-year schools, including the University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University and Ottawa University.

Benefit from our active community engagement and physical education scholarships, thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Nell Mitchell, a former physical education instructor at Paseo High School. The Nell Mitchell Wellness Fair is held each spring and promotes health and wellness activities for the entire community.

Morgan H., JCCC student athlete
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You can jump-start a career with an associate degree, including as an athletic or personal fitness trainer or fitness or community center manager. However, most careers require a bachelor’s or higher degree, especially if you wish to work in education or the medical fields, such as:

  • physical education
  • sports medicine
  • kinesiology
  • coaching or team management
  • physical and occupational therapy

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.