Physical Education

Associate in Arts Degree in Physical Education 2017-2018

(MAJOR #C.4200.AA)

The student who completes the requirements for an AA degree in Physical Education will identify effective pedagogical techniques for primary and secondary students. The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of human anatomy and the treatment of common sports/ fitness related injuries. The student will have practical experience in a breadth of activities, such as intercollegiate sports, swimming, racquet sports, and fitness activities like weight training and aerobic dance.

Major requirements (18 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 5 Human Biology 4
Complete a minimum of 8 units from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
BIOL 20 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 22 Human Physiology 5
CHEM 3A Introductory General Chemistry 4
CHEM 10 Elementary Chemistry 4
FN 35 Nutrition and Health 3
FN 40 Nutrition 3
HLTH 1 Contemporary Health Issues 3
HLTH 2 First Aid and Safety 3
KINES 22 Introduction to Physical Education 3
Select three units from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
DANCE 9 Dance Conditioning 1 -
DANCE 10 Modern Dance 1 -
DANCE 14 Beginning Jazz Dance 1 -
DANCE 15 Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique 1 -
DANCE 28 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique 1 -
PE 2 Aerobics (Dance, Step, or Water) 1 -
PE 6 Fitness and Health 1 -
PE 7 Golf .5 -
PE 8 Martial Arts/Self Defense 1 -
PE 12 Beginning Swim for Fitness .5 -
PE 12B Intermediate Swim for Fitness .5 -
PE 14 Volleyball .5 -
PE 15 Weight Training 1 -
PE 15B Advanced Weight Training 1 -
PE 16 Fitness Walking .5 -
PE 18 Floor Exercises 1 -
PE 19 Weight Training and Aerobics 1 -
PE 19B Advanced Weight Training and Aerobics 1 -
PE 29 Yoga 1 -
PE 36B Competitive Soccer 3 -
PE 36C Off-Season Conditioning for Soccer 1 -
PE 43B Competitive Swimming and Diving 3 -
PE 43C Off-Season Conditioning for Swimming 1 -
PE 45 Performance Training and Conditioning Techniques for Intercollegiate Athletics 1-2 -
PE 49 Weight Training for Collegiate Athletes 1 -
PE 49A Beginning Circuit Training 1 -
PE 71 Soccer .5 -
Select additional units from the above areas to total at least 18 units:

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan, implement, practice, and measure appropriate fitness activities which promote improved levels of muscular strength and endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
  2. Acquire skills and/or knowledge of skill sets, demonstrate basic knowledge of rules and/or terminology, and identify necessary equipment for specific physical activities.
  3. Recognize the relationship between physical activity and physical wellness.
  4. Recognize the impact physical activity has on cognitive functioning and/ or emotional wellness.
  5. Recognize the social and financial implications of inadequate physical activity.

*Please note that some of the PE courses are .5 units each

 Faculty Advisor(s): Becky Allen


2017-2018 Associate in Arts Degree Physical Education