The Exercise Science program focuses on the many aspects of human movement, its application to physical activity, and the quality of one’s life. The Physical Education Teacher Education program is intended for those students who are interested in a career in teaching physical education at the K- 12 level or higher.
Students complete coursework that provides a solid knowledge base of human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and health. All students must complete the general education core and the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) courses. Students should carefully study the specific requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer. Based on student transfer needs, course substitutions are possible; however, the degree requirements must be met. Please speak with an Exercise Science advisor or PETE faculty member to finalize your program of study.
Upon completion of all coursework, the student would have an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science: Physical Education Teacher Education and it is intended for transfer. The program offers a sound research based foundation and practical applications. While students must earn a Bachelor’s degree and complete their teacher certification in order to teach at the collegiate level, students should plan on completing a Master’s degree or higher.
Contact information is available on the Exercise Science program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe the development of Physical Education as an academic discipline.
- Demonstrate the competent performance of motor skills in a variety of physical activities across the lifespan.
- Apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological) concepts to skilled movement and fitness.
- Describe behavior modification methods that enhance health.
- Design appropriate physical education learning activities based on the students, the learning environment, and the lesson objectives.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.
If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.