Physical Education Department

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Contact Information

Colleen Ferris
Interim Department Chair
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 207
(518) 629-7372

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Degree Program Type of Degree
Physical Education Studies A.A.


Physical Education elective courses are open to all students and there is no additional tuition for full-time students. 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 Physical Education Department has an activity class for you.

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 a physical education elective as soon as possible.

This semester there are 16 activity classes available to choose from to provide a welcome break from the stress of classroom/ laboratory courses. The Physical Education Department also offers a wide range of health electives to give students an opportunity to live healthier lives.

Physical Education Elective Course Offerings:

PHED 132 Weight Training

PHED 133 Volleyball

PHED 134 Basketball

PHED 139 Racquetball

PHED 138 Aerobic Dancercise

PHED 141 Weight Training/Personal Fitness

PHED 142 Physical Cond. / Self Defense

PHED 145 Adventure

PHED 149 Circuit Fitness

PHED 250 Physical Fitness Conditioning

PHED 144 Weight Lifting

PHED 148 Aerobic Boxing

PHED 236 Intermediate Golf

PHED 154 Pickle Ball/Table Tennis

PHED 146 Lifetime Fitness

Health and Wellness Elective Offerings:

HLTH 130 Creating Health Relationships

HLTH 131 Stress and Health

HLTH 150 Weight Management

HLTH 152 First Aid

HLTH 155 Wilderness First Aid

HLTH 160 Personal & Community Health

PHED 280 Intro to Sports Medicine

The physical education elective program is continually updated to meet the changing needs and interests of our students.