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Health & Physical Education, A.S. (020.3)

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Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

The Health & Physical Education program is a university parallel program that prepares students for transfer to bachelor degree programs related to exercise science, physical activity/wellness, sports management, and Health and Physical Education teacher certification. Students work with an academic advisor to choose electives that meet the requirements for their chosen four-year institution.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge within the health and physical education discipline including kinesiology, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, health/wellness, and injury prevention and treatment.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in risk factor and health status identification, fitness appraisal and exercise prescription.
  3. Demonstrate ability to incorporate suitable and innovative activities related to improving an individual’s functional capacity and overall well-being.
  4. Choose a Health and Physical Education program of studies that successfully matriculates with a university program in a related major.
  5. Apply knowledge and skills in Health and Physical Education to professional certifications, employment in the field and/or personal health.

Graduates transfer to Bachelor’s programs in health related professions including exercise physiology, sports medicine, health club management, cardiac rehabilitation, athletic administration, sports management and education. The Health and Physical Education  courses are also used by non-majors to enhance knowledge and skills for personal health/enrichment, professional certifications and employment in the field.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

Total: 16 Credits

Total: 16 Credits

Third Semester

Total: 15-16 Credits

Fourth Semester

Total: 14-15 Credits

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61-63

1 Students are required to meet with a transfer counselor to select electives based upon the four-year institution where the Bachelor’s degree will be earned.

Restricted Electives

Students are required to choose two (2) restricted Health and Physical Education electives from among the following:

Transfer Opportunities

Articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to University of Pittsburgh Bradford. It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.

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