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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 pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education. To meet degree requirements, students must complete 45 hours of liberal arts and sciences credits and 17 hours of physical education credits. Students can complete appropriate course work at Hudson Valley Community College to enable them to transfer into the junior level of a Physical Education baccalaureate.

Students who are interested in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine have an opportunity to register for course PHED 280, Introduction to Sports Medicine and are given the opportunity to work with the college's Certified Athletic Trainer to further investigate their interest in athletic training.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
1 unit of any math, including GED math and 1 unit of any science 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 $510.

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
_________
Restricted History Electives** 6
_________
Restricted Humanities/Social Science Electives** 6
_________
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives** 17
PSYC 100
General Psychology 3
PSYC 200
Child Psychology 3
SOCL 100
Sociology 3
 
Total Credits Required
62

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

**as approved by department chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term    
FORM 102 College Forum  
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
MATH 120
Real World Mathematics 3
_________
Restricted History Electives 3
_________
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives 6

 

Term Total

16

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
_________
Restricted History Electives 3
_________
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 Humanities/Social Science Electives 3
_________
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives 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 Humanities/Social Science Electives 3
_________
Restricted Physical Ed. Electives 5

 

Term Total

16