A.A. Health & Physical Ed
Why Health & Physical Education?This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a degree in physical education, health education, or coaching. The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will:
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
EDU 101EDU 101 - Teaching and Learning: A Critical Introduction to Public Education
A Critical Introduction to Public Education. This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop a critical understanding of public education and the role of the classroom teacher in today’s public schools.
|Teaching and Learning: A Critical Introduction to Public Education||3|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
PSYX 100PSYX 100 - Intro to Psychology
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.
|Intro to Psychology||3|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
|Mathematics Core Requirement||3||First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
HTH 201HTH 201 - Health Issues for Educators
This course provides pre-service educators with an introduction to contemporary health issues and the importance of individual responsibility for personal health care. This course reviews the health and safety issues of children and adolescents and provides an introduction to the role of the teacher as it applies to the eight component model of the coordinated school health program.
|Health Issues for Educators||3|
BIOH 104/105BIOH 104/105 - Basic Human Biology & Lab
This course covers the basic biology of the human organism. Topics include simple chemistry, cell and tissue structure and function, and also the structure and function of the major organ systems of the body including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, reproductive, digestive, urinary, and endocrine systems. The lecture will also include discussions on disease processes. This course is intended for non-science majors. Corequisite: BIOH 105
|Basic Human Biology & Lab||4|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
KIN 105KIN 105 - Foundations of Exercise Science.
Extends and applies understanding to the use of life science in promoting healthy lifestyles to students’ lives. The sub-disciplines of exercise sciences including exercise physiology, sports medicine, nutrition, biomechanics, motor learning and psychology are integrated through educational and laboratory instruction that focuses students on the fundamental importance of exercise science in healthy living and introduces students to opportunities in the exercise science field. Co-requisite: KIN 106.
|Foundations of Exercise Science.||3|
KIN 106KIN 106 - Foundations of Exercise Science Lab
Foundations of Exercise Science Lab. Provides laboratory experiences in exercise science to complement student learning in the classroom. By its nature, exercise science involves lab activities dependent upon physical activity. Co-requisite: KIN 105.
|Foundations of Exercise Science Lab||1|
|Personal Health and Wellness||3|
NUTR 221NUTR 221 - Basic Human Nutrition
This course covers the basic concepts of human nutrition. Topics include carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, absorption, digestion, metabolism, and energy utilization as they relate to health and food consumption at different stages of the life cycle. This course meets the Science General Education CORE for the Associate of Arts degree only.
|Basic Human Nutrition||3|
|Introduction to Native American Studies||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
EDU 222EDU 222 - Educational Psychology and Child Development
This course will examine the classroom practices that impact elementary aged children’s learning motivation and development within an educational, familial, and societal context. Topics included will be developmental growth of children, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial. It is recommended that Education Pathway majors co-enroll in EDU 202 Early Field Experience to meet any practical requirements they may encounter at their transfer institutions. Pre-requisite PSYX 100.
|Educational Psychology and Child Development||3|
EDU 202EDU 202 - Early Field Experience
This course is designed to provide the beginning student majoring in Education with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the environment, activities and relationships on-going in a regular primary or secondary classroom setting. Students are required to observe 30 hours in a classroom, (i.e. 3 hours of observation for 10 weeks.). Co-requisite EDU 222.
|Early Field Experience||1|
COA 205COA 205 - Introduction to Coaching
This course covers introductory principles needed in becoming an effective coach at any level for any sport. Topics include development of a coaching philosophy, basic sport psychology, sport safety, exercise science, basic legal/ethical aspects, and program and athlete management principles.
|Introduction to Coaching||3|
HSTA 101HSTA 101 - American History I
This course combines the mainstream historical political diplomatic-economic approach to American history with the historians continuing interest in social and cultural developments. HSTA 101 begins with the pre-Colonial era and continues through the Revolutionary-Constitutional period, westward expansion, the sectional crises, and the Civil War.
|American History I||3|
HSTA 102HSTA 102 - American History II
This course is a survey of American history from the Post bellum era to the present. Topics covered include Reconstruction, the American West, urbanization and industrialization, imperialism, American involvement in the two world wars, the New Deal, and postwar developments. The postwar era focuses on the rapidly changing course of events relative to the nation’s economy, the Civil Rights era, and the Cold War. The history of social and cultural trends is integrated throughout this course.
|American History II||(3)|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.