School of Fitness Education - Fitness Education Department Faculty

Ute Jannesn-Kerr Ute Jannsen-Kerr
Chair, Fitness Education Department

Ute Jannsen-Kerr received her M.S. in exercise science from California State University Long Beach and is certified by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) as a health/fitness specialist. She has been working at SFCC since 1995 in the capacity of Wellness Center Coordinator and faculty member, before becoming the Department Chair in 2007. Ute teaches classes in exercise science as well as yoga, hiking and conditioning courses.

James Archibald James Archibald
Outdoor Education and Fitness Education

James holds a B.A. in outdoor education leadership from Prescott College and an Associate of Applied Science in exercise science from Santa Fe Community College. He has been teaching outdoor education classes and general fitness classes at SFCC since 1993. James also holds several certifications relating to the outdoor leadership field and fitness education.

 Gerald Clay Gerald Clay
Assistant Professor

Gerald received his bachelor's degree in 1977 and master's degree in 1979 in physical education from New Mexico State University. For the next seven years he taught physical education classes and managed the natatorium at New Mexico State. In 1986 he became the fitness and aquatics director for Arrowhead Country Club and part-time instructor in physical education for Glendale Community College in Phoenix, Ariz.

Gerald became a full-time instructor at Santa Fe Community College in January 1993. In 2007 he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2000 and 2008 he received the SFCC Faculty Excellence Award.

Tomas Duran Tomas Duran
Aquatic Department

Tomas Duran received his B.A. in psychology from the College of Santa Fe. He has been working at SFCC since 1999 in the capacity of lead instructor and faculty for the Aquatic department. Tomas helps to oversee the scheduling of all programs and part-time instructors in the Aquatic department.

Enita Pendleton Enita Pendleton
Fitness Education Department

Enita received her Bachelor of Creative Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Enita is certified through the following organizations: ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association, NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and ACE (American Council on Exercise) as a personal fitness trainer and group fitness instructor.

Enita has been working as a full-time faculty member at SFCC since 2006 and is also the director of the Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) Certificate program. Enita teaches classes within the Exercise Science AA degree program and the FIT Certificate program. She also teaches a variety of fitness classes such as cycling, beginning body sculpting, suspension training and senior flexibility and conditioning.

Gretchen Scott Gretchen Scott

Gretchen has been an instructor and faculty member at SFCC since 1997. She has several advanced degrees including a B.S. in dietetics and food administration from California Polytechnic State University; a master's degree in food and human nutrition, University of Arizona; a Dietetic Internship at University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, and she is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian. Gretchen teaches and coordinates nutrition classes and programs.

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