Athletic Department

About Us

The Health, Physical Education, Dance and Athletics Division provides the opportunity for students to maintain a healthy and well-balanced life. Students can choose from a variety of class offerings including fitness/wellness, individual and team sports, dance, Adaptive Physical Education and other activities designed to improve health, fitness, movement and creative expression. In addition, the Contemporary Health Problems class offered by this division is a lecture course designed to give students the knowledge necessary to develop lifestyles that will lengthen and enhance the quality of their lives. The following departments are headed by these committed department chairs:

Physical Education - Russ May (
Health - Ni Bueno - (
Fitness/Wellness - Carrie Edwards (
Dance - Janet Sanderson - (

The HPEDA Division offers 19 sports, 10 for men and nine for women, as the Cerritos College teams compete in the powerful South Coast Conference. During the 2012-13 year, two teams won California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) state championships (women’s soccer and women’s track), while the college has now won 36 state championships in their history.

Physical education classes are also available for Cerritos College staff through the Staff Development Program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Daniel Smith, Dean of Health, Physical Education, Dance and Athletics Division at either (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2862 or