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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Physical Education Studies
Associate in Arts
HEGIS #5299.30
Interim Chairperson: Colleen Ferris
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206, (518) 629-7372

The Physical Education Studies program provides advisement and a comprehensive offering of Physical Education courses for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for physical education, exercise science, health studies, sports studies or a related area. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Physical Education Studies is suitable for students whose goals include coaching, teaching, sports medicine, and overall fitness and wellness careers. The program introduces students to the field of Physical Education and provides background knowledge and skills that are important to Physical Education professionals, with courses ranging from health, human anatomy and physiology, sports nutrition, and sports psychology to required SUNY general electives / liberal arts courses.

Specific core courses will address pedagogy, psychology, motor skill and movement abilities as well as health and fitness promotion.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of any math, including GED math and 1 unit of any science Fall and Spring Strongly recommend high school biology. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $616.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 119
General Zoology OR 4
BIOL 127 Principles of Sports and Exercise Nutrition OR
BIOL 150 General Biology I OR
BIOL 151 General Biology II
BIOL 230
Anatomy & Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 270 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 234
Anatomy & Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 271 Anatomy & Physiology II
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
ENGL 125
Public Speaking 3
MATH 120
Real World Mathematics 3
PSYC 100
General Psychology 3
PSYC 200
Child Psychology 3
SOCL 100
Sociology 3
HIST 100 Western Civilization and the World I OR 3
HIST 101 Western Civilization and the World II OR
HIST 130 Medieval History OR
HIST 137 History of World War II
HIST 110 Interpretations of American History I OR 3
HIST 111 Interpretations of American History II OR
HIST 115 Intro to African-American History OR
HIST 139 Introduction to the Vietnam War
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives** 17
  (1) Restricted Electives 6
 
Total Credits Required
62

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**as approved by department chairperson.

(1) Courses must be designated as both "SUNY General Education" and "HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences" courses. In addition, one of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: OC, HU, AR or FL.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term
FORM 102 College Forum (1)
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
MATH 120
Real World Mathematics 3
HIST 110 Interpretations of American History I OR 3
HIST 111 Interpretations of American History II OR
HIST 115 Intro to African-American History OR
HIST 139 Introduction to the Vietnam War
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives 6
  Term Total 15
Second Term
BIOL 119
General Zoology OR 4
BIOL 127 Principles of Sports and Exercise Nutrition OR
BIOL 150 General Biology I OR
BIOL 151 General Biology II
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
HIST 100 Western Civilization and the World I OR 3
HIST 101 Western Civilization and the World II OR
HIST 130 Medieval History OR
HIST 137 History of World War II
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives 6
  Term Total 16
Third Term
BIOL 230
Anatomy & Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 270 Anatomy & Physiology I
ENGL 125
Public Speaking 3
PSYC 100
General Psychology 3
  Restricted Elective 3
Restricted Physical Ed. Elective 2
  Term Total 15
Fourth Term
BIOL 234
Anatomy & Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 271 Anatomy & Physiology II
PSYC 200
Child Psychology 3
SOCL 100
Sociology 3
Restricted Physical Ed. Elective 3
  Restricted Elective 3
  Term Total 16