Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Student Life

Lorain County Community College has reorganized and consolidated academic divisions. This new academic structure creates a more efficient organizational structure and is more reflective of today's higher education environment.

As a result of this process, academic programming previously offered through the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Student Life division now falls under the Allied Health and Nursing division.

Student Life and Athletics are now under the leadership of the University Partnership.


Dean of Allied Health and Nursing
Hope Moon
Extension 7183, Room HS 223Q
Staff Assistant
Kathryn Orantek
Extension 7348, Room PE 104
Administrative Associate
Gina Maxwell
Extension 7598, Room PE 104 
Facility and Club Sports Coordinator
Kathleen Majoras
Extension 7360, Room PE 116A  
Athletic Director
Katie Marquard
Extension 7346, Room PE 104H 

Full-Time Faculty
Lisa Augustine
Program Coordinator
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Extension 7352, Room PE 104

Mary Jo DiGiandomenico
Health and Wellness, Fitness
Extension 7351, Room PE 104G

Doug Herndon 
Fitness Center Coordinator
Extension 7350, Room PE 126

Jim Powers
Recreation and Noncredit
Extension 7652, Room PE 104I

Tom Paulchell
Extension 7358, Room PE 104F 

Certificate Programs

Personal Trainer One-Year Technical Certificate
The program is designed to help prepare the student to sit for a national certification exam presented by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. This curriculum will also prepare individuals to start their own personal training business or to become a private contractor.

Group Exercise Instructor Short-Term Technical Certificate
This program will prepare students to successfully complete national certification exams in a wide venue of exercise instructor exams. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.

Wellness Short-Term Technical Certificate   
The Wellness Short Term Technical Certificate curriculum is designed to enhance marketability within  a variety of future worksite wellness initiatives. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.


Associate of Applied Science Program

Associate of Applied Science in Sports and Fitness Management
The sports and fitness management program offers career opportunities in private and public fitness centers; entry level management positions in the health, fitness or rehabilitation centers, recreation facilities, and retail sales. Graduates of the program may transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies in sports and fitness management or other fitness related fields. Many students choose to study on a part-time basis. Students pursuing the associate of applied science in sports and fitness management complete courses in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, math, microcomputer applications, English, psychology, exercise physiology, business law, oral communications, first aid and safety, computer applications and personal health.


Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Sport Science and Wellness Education is one of four departments within the College of Education. The exercise science program prepares students for a variety of careers in health and fitness instruction, wellness, personal training, strength and conditioning, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies
Sport Science and Wellness Education is one of four departments within the College of Education. Our mission is to help improve the quality of life and health of individuals, families and communities. Specifically, our department focuses on the development of sport, exercise, health and wellness programs that promote physical activity and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. The mission of the Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education is to prepare students to become professionals in teaching and related fields of sport science and wellness based upon current professional standards and ethics. We educate our students to serve people of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and health conditions. The department shall apply its knowledge bases, through various technologies, to both research and service activities within the University setting and to community constituencies. The sports studies program prepares students for a variety of careers in this field. Students are prepared to pursue careers in health and fitness instruction, personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, and high school, university, and professional athletic administration. Students in this partnership program are completing the sport studies track, sport management certificate.


Important Information

Recreation Facility Rental
Each term the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Division makes indoor and outdoor facilities available for sports-related activities. The availability of these facilities varies each term depending upon the schedule of HPER classes. Requests must be on LCCC's web site or in writing on the appropriate college form. A separate request is required for each date requested. Verbal requests cannot be honored and requests are honored on a first come, first serve, space available basis. For more information, call the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) office at 1-800-995-LCCC (extension 7360).

Student & Staff Participation
The HPER facilities (Fieldhouse & Track) are open during informal recreation times to currently enrolled LCCC and University Partnership students. In addition to the above HPER facilities, the LCCC Fitness Center is open to currently employed LCCC Faculty/Staff, their spouse & dependents. Ohio Buckeye card holders may use the LCCC track at no charge. NPER 189 is available for non students and public use of the HPER recreation facilities.

Alumnus & Public Usage of Fieldhouse/Track
NPER 189 provides opportunities for alumnus and public use of the LCCC HPER facilities that includes the Fieldhouse w/indoor tennis courts & Indoor Track during informal recreation times. The facilities can be used for basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer or exercise options such as walking or running.

The track ONLY can be accessed free of charge by LCCC Alumni and Buckeye Card holders. Alumni must be registered with the LCCC/UP Alumni & Friends Association. Please visit Alumni Association for more information. A current LCCC photo ID is required to access ALL facilities and may be obtained in the LCCC Library. Buckeye card holders that have never attended LCCC will be assigned a LCCC number which will be noted on their LCCC photo ID.


Athletics Programs

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation division provides a diverse recreational and competitive sports opportunity for the students, faculty and staff of Lorain County Community College and community members.

Club Sports
Competitive Clubs may involve trying out for the club. These clubs compete with other university sponsored club teams, two and four year sports teams. These clubs charge a participation fee to its members for these athletic activities.

Varsity Sports
LCCC currently offers 8 competitive Varstiy Intercollegiate Sports in Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Men's Baseball, and Women's/Men's Cross Country. The Intercollegiate Varsity Sports Program will foster personal achievement in academics, physical fitness, leadership, civic responsibility and team work through athletic participation. 

How to Start a Club
Any student, faculty or staff member of Lorain County Community College can start a club.  All that is needed is for the individual to bring his/her idea to the Club Sports Coordinator, Kathy Majoras.  She will check to make sure that the proposed club meets all the guidelines set by the LCCC for membership as a recognized club.  For more information, call the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) office at 440-366-7360. 



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Tours for new and prospective LCCC student will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 4 p.m. on Thursdays through August 21. This is a great way to become familiar with campus and find classes for the upcoming semester. No registration is necessary. Simply show up at the Student Life desk on the second floor of College Center.


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