Fall 2022

Section 0869 of KINES83
Techniques of Fitness Instruction -- : Aug 18 - Dec 09 2022
This section is a hybrid class and meets in person during scheduled lab hours, Thurs. 6:30-9:30pm. Lecture will be done asynchronously online.

Section 1002 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
Attendance is flexible. Students have the option of attending live zoom sessions MW 12:00-1:30pm, or participating by viewing recorded videos. Other course work will be done online asynchronously.

Section 1868 of KFIT50
Teaching Aide -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
Contact tjacobson@santarosa.edu for an add code.

Section 2060 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
Students can complete course online asynchronously with optional zoom meetings MW 9-10:30am

Section 2061 of KINES83
Techniques of Fitness Instruction -- : Aug 18 - Dec 09 2022
Students attend by zoom during scheduled lab hours Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm, lecture component done online asynchronously.

Section 2064 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022

Section 2070 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022

Section 2071 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
Attendance is flexible. Students have the option of attending live zoom sessions MW 12:00-1:30pm, or participating by viewing recorded videos. Other course work will be done online asynchronously.

Section 2078 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022

Section 2372 of KINES50
Teaching Practicum -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022
This is a capstone class for the fitness and yoga certificates. For students in the yoga program, you must have completed KINES 70, 72 and 73. For the fitness progam, you must have completed KINES 83 to enroll. Contract Tara Jacobson at tjacobson@santarosa.edu for an add code.

Section 2475 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022
All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 2536 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
Attendance is flexible. Students have the option of attending live zoom sessions MW 12:00-1:30pm, or participating by viewing recorded videos. Other course work will be done online asynchronously.

Summer 2022

Section 8843 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Section 8930 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Section 8992 of KINES1
Introduction to Kinesiology -- : Jun 13 - Jul 24 2022

Spring 2022

Section 4538 of KINES50
Teaching Practicum -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
Students enrolling in this class must have prior approval from the supervising faculty member. Contact tjacobson@santarosa.edu for an add code. This is a capstone class for the fitness and yoga certificates. Students in the yoga certificate program must have completed KINES 70, 72 and 73 to enroll. Students in the fitness certificate program must have completed KINES 83 to enroll.

Section 4852 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
Attendance is flexible. This section has the option of meeting in person MW 12:00-1:30pm in 905, or live zoom, or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 5345 of KFIT31.1
Pilates Yoga Fusion -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This section will have optional zoom meetings on MW from 8-9:00am. Attendance is flexible. Students have the option to attend live zoom classes at scheduled times or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 5591 of KFIT3.2
Intermediate Body Conditioning -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This course is asynchronous. No designated class meetings.

Section 5626 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
Attendance is flexible. This section has the option of meeting in person MW 12:00-1:30pm in 905, or live zoom, or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 5644 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2022
Attendance is flexible. This section has the option of meeting in person TTh 12:00-1:30pm in 958, or live zoom, or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 5958 of KFIT3.1
Beginning Body Conditioning -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This course is asynchronous. No designated class meetings.

Section 5983 of KFIT4.1
Body Mechanics -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This course will emphasize yoga and Pilates and will have optional zoom meetings on MW from 8-9:00am. Attendance is flexible. Students have the option to attend live zoom classes at scheduled times or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 6240 of KINES53
Principles of Health and Wellness -- : Jan 31 - Apr 03 2022
This is a short term course, 1/31-4/3. All students are welcome to enroll in this class; and this section will have extra support from the Lanzamientoinitiative.

Section 6384 of KFIT50
Teaching Aide -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022

Section 6427 of KFIT3.3
Advanced Body Conditioning -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This course is asynchronous. No designated class meetings.

Section 6513 of KFIT6.2
Intermediate Yoga -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
Attendance is flexible. This section has the option of meeting in person MW 12:00-1:30pm in 905, or live zoom, or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 6603 of KFIT6
Introduction to Yoga -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2022
Attendance is flexible. This section has the option of meeting in person TTh 12:00-1:30pm in 958, or live zoom, or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Section 6604 of KFIT6.1
Beginning Yoga -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2022
Attendance is flexible. This section has the option of meeting in person TTh 12:00-1:30pm in 958, or live zoom, or participate by viewing recorded videos.

Monday

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PMOnline

Tuesday

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PMOnline

Wednesday

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PMOnline

Thursday

  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PMOnline

B.S. Kinesiology (Fitness, Nutrition, and Health), San Diego State University
M.S. Exercise Physiology (Emphasis Public Health), San Diego State University

Current Certifications:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • E-500-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • Yin Yoga Teacher Training 
  • Comprehensive Pilates Instructor - Balanced Body 
  • Barre Above Certified
  • TRX
  • Certified Health Coach
  • First Aid/CPR/AED


Past Certifications:

  • NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Personal Trainer
  • AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) Aquatic Fitness Professional
  • ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainer
  • AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise Instructor
  • PiYo (Pilates/Yoga Certification) PiYo Instructor
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified Instructor
  • CIZE Live Instructor
Academic Experience

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa/Petaluma, CA - Aug 2008-Present

Kinesiology Instructor

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Principles of Health and Wellness
  • Techniques of Fitness Instruction
  • Body Conditioning
  • Yoga
  • Step Aerobics
  • Pilates Mat
  • Weight Training
  • Boot Camp
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Circuit Training

Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA - Mar 1997-May 2006

Health Education/Exercise Science Instructor

  • Personal Health and Lifestyles
  • Community/Environmental Health
  • Aerobic Dance
  • Total Body Fitness
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Aerobic Fitness and Weight Training


San Diego Community College District - Jan 2002-Aug 2004

Health Education/Physical Education Instructor

  • Health Education
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Aerobic Dance
  • Fitness Activities

I have been teaching at SRJC for 13 years. Before SRJC, I taught Health Education and Exercise Science at a community college in San Diego. I have a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (emphasis Fitness, Nutrition, and Health) and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology (emphasis in Public Health) from San Diego State University. I am certified through ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) as an Exercise Physiologist. I have my  Comprehensive Pilates Certification through Balanced Body and a Certified Health Coach with NSHC (National Society of Health Coaches).  

I am a E-500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  I earned my 200 hour RYT in Integrative Yoga Therapy  in June 2010 after completing a 10 month, 200 hour YTT  locally at Bodyworks Yoga Studio w/Jean Grant-Sutton  in Petaluma (moved to POST Wellness by Design now).  I completed my 300 hour advanced YTT (Shamanic Awakening) with Kula Collective in the Sacred Valley of Peru August 2018 as a month long intensive.  I just completed my 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. My favorite physical activity growing up was dance.  I've taught group exercise classes since high school and was a personal trainer throughout college and beyond.

Currently, my teaching schedule each term includes a variety of fitness based classes such as Mat Pilates, Yoga, Body Conditioning, Weight Training, Cardio Kickboxing, or Boot Camp and lecture classes such as Principles of Health and Wellness, Introduction to Kinesiology, Yoga Teaching Methodology,  Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers, and Techniques of Fitness Instruction.

I am the program coordinator for the SRJC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and also the Certificate Program in Fitness, Nutrition, and Health. for students wanting to become fitness instructors or personal trainers. I am currently working on developing a Pilates Instructor Training Certificate at SRJC. I also oversee the Kinesiology program at the Petaluma Campus. I currently serve as a representative for the Academic Senate at SRJC. I continue to take courses, certifications, and workshops each year to stay up-to-date in Yoga, Pilates, Kinesiology, and Wellness. I also teach in the community at a local fitness center and Pilates studios in Petaluma, Synergy Health Club, Lifestyle Pilates, and Club Pilates. I have a passion for making my classes inclusive and accessible for all levels and bodies, emphasizing proper body mechanics, modifications for injuries, and most importantly to have fun while enjoying a safe and effective session.

Instructor YouTube Channel: Fitness and Yoga Videos

Professional Involvement and Community Service

CCCPEKD (California Community College Physical Education, Kinesiology, and Dance) Association Treasurer

SRJC:

  • Fitness, Nutrition, and Health Certificate Coordinator
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Coordinator
  • Academic Senate Representative

Professional Memberships:

  • ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine
  • NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • IDEA - Health and Fitness Association
  • Yoga Alliance
  • Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
     

All of my courses will use the new learning management system, CANVAS. Click on link or cut and paste this link into your browser: https://canvas.santarosa.edu/login/canvas
Use your SRJC portal ID and passcode to access the course materials

Honors and Awards

SRJC Academic Senate Faculty Recognition Award for Curriculum Development - Spring 2012

SRJC Academic Senate Faculty Recognition Award for Staff Development - Spring 2018

Online Special Expertise - SRJC