Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department

Colleen Ferris
Department Chair
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206
(518) 629-7372

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Programs Offered

The Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department offers the following degree and certificate programs:

Program Program Type
Coaching Certificate
Exercise Science A.S.
Fitness Specialist Certificate
Health and Wellness Studies A.S.
Physical Education Studies A.A.
Worksite Health Promotion Certificate

If you are wondering which program is best for your career goals, find out here.


Whether you are looking to develop or improve lifetime activities (golf, racquetball, tennis, etc.), trying to tone up (weight training, aerobic dancercise, aerobic boxing, etc.), or seeking to build self-esteem and develop team-building skills (adventure), Hudson Valley's Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department has an activity class for you. These elective courses are open to all students.

If you have been issued an AVN number, you may add a physical education elective online through WIReD. Otherwise, please contact your advisor to make an appointment to schedule an elective as soon as possible.

Physical Education Elective Course Offerings:

PHED 132 Weight Training
PHED 133 Volleyball
PHED 134 Basketball
PHED 138 Aerobic Dancercise
PHED 139 Racquetball
PHED 141 Weight Training/Personal Fitness
PHED 142 Physical Cond. / Self Defense
PHED 144 Weight Lifting
PHED 145 Adventure
PHED 146 Lifetime Fitness
PHED 148 Aerobic Boxing
PHED 149 Circuit Fitness
PHED 154 Pickle Ball/Table Tennis
PHED 155 Geocaching
PHED 156 Flag football / Cross Training
PHED 160 Zumba
PHED 250 Physical Fitness Conditioning
PHED 236 Intermediate Golf
PHED 280 Intro to Sports Medicine

Health and Wellness Elective Offerings:

HLTH 130 Creating Health Relationships
HLTH 131 Stress and Health
HLTH 140 Drug Studies
HLTH 150 Weight Management
HLTH 152 First Aid
HLTH 153 Women's Health Issues
HLTH 155 Wilderness First Aid
HLTH 160 Personal & Community Health

Physical education electives are continually updated to meet the changing needs and interests of our students.