Physical Education Option

of General Studies Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Program Code: PHYS.EDUC.AA

Graduates of the Physical Education Option of the General Studies A.A. degree program will be able to:

Apply critical thinking skills to assess health, wellness and physical fitness

Use technology to research consumer-related fitness infor­mation and changes in fitness trends and products

Incorporate skills and techniques into sport, physical fitness and recreation activities

Provide First Aid and CPR

Analyze issues related to individual and community health

Transfer to four-year colleges and universities that offer Physical Education as a teaching option or other allied fields


Program Concentration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Credits

Physical Education PED 1110 and PED 1130 and the following six skill

labatories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

                    PED 1570      PED 1670           PED 1790

                    PED 1650      PED 1730           PED 1810

          HLE 1150 Personal Community and Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
          HLE 2130 First Aid-Responding to Emergencies/CPR FPR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
          HLE 2000 Application for Fitness and Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
          BIO 2050 Anatomy and Physiology I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

          BIO 2060 Anatomy and Physiology II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

 

Required General Education Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Credits

          English Composition I and II*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

          Humanities*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

          Choose one course from each group:

          Group 1: One Speech course from the approved general education list

          Group 2: One Art, Music, Theater, Philosophy, Literature or Foreign

          Language course from the approved general education list

          Mathematics* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

          MAT 1120 or higher

          Science*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8

          CHM 1010 General Chemistry I*+

          Choose one course from the following:

          BIO 1010 General Biology

          BIO 1140 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology+

          NTR 1010 Introductory Nutrition

          Social Sciences*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

          Choose one course from each group:

          Group 1: One History course from approved general education list

          Group 2: One Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science,

          Psychology or Sociology course from approved general education list

          Computer Literacy*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

          CIS 1010

          One additional course from either the Social Sciences or Humanities

          approved general education list 3

 

Total Required for A.A. Degree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-62 Credits

+Recommended for those transferring to UMCP