Jan 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Physical Education

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Associate of Arts | PHYS.EDUC.AA | Transfer Program
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Program Description

The Physical Education Concentration program provides students with the skills needed to become competent physical educators consistent with developmentally and instructionally appropriate guidelines. Opportunities are provided to study a diverse group of career paths related to physical education and fitness, and provide learning experiences in sports, fitness, and health. This program requires several biology courses. Students may meet with department faculty to discuss transfer program options.

Graduates of the Physical Education Concentration will be able to:

  • Prepare physical education lesson plans
  • Evaluate skills of a variety of sports
  • Incorporate skills and techniques into sport, physical fitness, and recreation activities
  • Assess health, wellness, and physical fitness to promote an increase in fitness level
  • Provide First Aid and CPR

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

General Electives (3 Credits)

  • Any elective at the 2000 level, 3 credits

Sequence of Study - Physical Education Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 15 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 16 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 14 Credits

Program Total: 60 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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