Health and Exercise Sciences

Welcome to the department of Health and Exercise Sciences. The department is composed of the disciplines of Registered Nursing, Kinesiology Major, Kinesiology Activities, Health and Health Occupations.


Our department is engaged in understanding and promoting health and human movement and  preparing individuals for careers in a variety of allied health fields.

Two of our programs have pathways to graduation and transfer.

Our Nursing program combines nursing and general education courses with selected laboratory experiences during which students provide nursing care to clients in hospitals and other health care facilities. The Nursing program provides high-quality education in health care professions leading to certification as a Registered Nurse.

Our Kinesiology program’s courses examine how movement-based physical activities, exercise, and sport contribute to the quality of human life. This program leads to a Transfer Degree where students can continue to pursue careers in Exercise and Human Performance, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise, Community Leadership, and Teaching.

Both the Health and Kinesiology Activity disciplines contain courses required for graduation.  Students are offered a variety of subjects in Health (General Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Health and Fitness, Health and Nutrition, Safety Education and First Aid, and Human Sexuality) as well as Kinesiology Activity (Swimming, Basketball, Body Conditioning, Volleyball, Badminton, Aerobics and Weight Training) to meet their interests and needs.

While our  Health Occupations discipline offers courses to prepare students for various health care fields.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 4:30pm & Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Department Chair, Joseph Ratcliff
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Office: MH-165
Fax: 213-763-5381

Mailing Address:

Health and Exercise Sciences Department
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
400 W. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015