Apr 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies: Health and Physical Education Specialization- Can Be Completed Online, AA&S

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Purpose: The Health and Physical Education Specialization of the General Studies Transfer Degree Program is designed for students who plan to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education, or Kinesiology at a four-year college or university. Career paths include teacher education, athletic training, exercise science, or health science.

Students who complete this program of study may be eligible to earn junior-class standing at a four-year college or university and will have completed courses that generally serve as prerequisites for advanced undergraduate coursework in Health and/or Physical Education.

Like other transfer degree programs, students pursuing the Health and Physical Education Specialization take courses that are accepted at most public four year institutions in a wide variety of baccalaureate degree programs. However, departments of Physical Education, Health, and Kinesiology differ greatly in their approaches to the undergraduate major and students are urged to acquaint themselves with the degree requirements of potential college or university transfer destinations.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.

Physical Education Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development (1cr)

English (9 cr)

Mathematics (6cr)

Please consult your advisor to choose your Math sequence

History (3cr)

  • Any one HIS course

Humanities (6cr)

  • Any two courses from ART, ENG (literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language (Any student desiring to take Literature must have taken ENG 112 .)

Social Sciences (6cr)

Lab Sciences (8cr)

Please consult your advisor to choose your lab science sequence

Total Minimum Credits: 60

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies necessary for academic success, transfer, and employment.  Individual programs may specify how computer competency is attained as part of the program.  If not specified otherwise, computer competency is demonstrated by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.   

1Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 230  and PSY 235  

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Suggested Scheduling:

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15

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