Physical Education, Associate in Science

The Major in Physical Education is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career. The program prepares students for transfer into baccalaureate programs in Kinesiology and Physical Education, and careers in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, sports management, motor learning, sports psychology, personal fitness training and sports medicine. Employment opportunities include educational institutions, commercial/corporate health facilities, private and public fitness and sports centers, recreation departments, and working with sports teams.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Program completers will understand human anatomy and physiology pertaining to major body systems.
  2. Program completers with have the knowledge to understand and assess the health, fitness, and basic nutritional aspects of physical aspects of physical education
  3. Program completers will identify the psychological aspects and dynamics of individual and team sports
  4. Program completers will have the skills and knowledge needed to transfer to university level programs with a comprehensive foundation in physical education.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 18 units

Area A - Complete 6 units selected from:

H ED 001

Health Education

3

H ED 030

Community First Aid and Safety

2

H ED 031

Emergency Response

3

PETHEORY 042V

Theory and Application of Weight Training

2

PETHEORY 048

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

3

PETHEORY 049

Psychology of Sports

3

PETHEORY 050

Nutrition for Fitness and Sport

3

PETHEORY 051

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

3

Area B - Complete 4 units selected from:

ATH 001

Off Season Sports Conditioning

0.5-1.5

PEACTIV 001D

Swim for Health

.5-1

PEACTIV 009A

Individual Conditioning I

1.5

PEACTIV 014A

Weight Training I

1.5

Area C - Complete 8 units selected from:

ATH 042

Off Season Wrestling

0.5-1.5

ATH 044

Off Season Soccer

0.5-1.5

ATH 045

Off Season Baseball

0.5-1.5

ATH 046

Off Season Football

0.5-1.5

ATH 050

Soccer Team: Men

3

ATH 051

Water Polo Team: Men

3

ATH 052

Football Team: Men

3

ATH 053

Cross County Team: Men

3

ATH 054

Baseball Team: Men

3

ATH 055

Golf Team: Men

3

ATH 056

Basketball Team: Men

3

ATH 057

Track Team: Men

3

ATH 058

Wrestling Team: Men

3

ATH 060

Swimming and Diving Team: Men

3

ATH 061

Soccer Team: Women

3

ATH 062

Volleyball Team: Women

3

ATH 063

Swimming and Diving Team: Women

3

ATH 064

Basketball Team: Women

3

ATH 065

Softball Team: Women

3

ATH 068

Track Team: Women

3

ATH 069

Cross Country Team: Women

3

PEACTIV 001

Beginning Swimming

0.5-1

PEACTIV 010A

Beginning Fitness Walking

1

PEACTIV 022

Tennis

0.5-1

PEACTIV 024A

Volleyball I

1

PEACTIV 025A

Basketball I

1

PEACTIV 031A

Beginning Bowling

0.5-1

PEACTIV 039E

Adapted Swimming

0.5-1

PEACTIV 039F

Adapted Conditioning

0.5-1

PETHEORY 042J

Theory of Track and Field

2

PETHEORY 042K

Theory of Baseball Offense

2

PETHEORY 042L

Theory of Baseball Defense

2

PETHEORY 042M

Beginning Theory of Offensive Football

2

PETHEORY 042O

Beginning Theory of Defensive Football

2

PETHEORY 042Q

Beginning Coaching of Offensive Football

1.5

PETHEORY 042T

Beginning Coaching of Defensive Football

1.5

PETHEORY 045

Special Projects: Physical Education

1-2

Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60