The Physical Education/Recreation degree option prepares students for transfer programs or careers in physical education or exercise science.
Students will be able to appreciate the scientific principles and theoretical background of physical activities. They will also develop the leadership responsibilities necessary in a teaching-learning environment.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and physical fitness information.
- Demonstrate the ability to practice health enhancing behaviors and reduce health risk.
- Analyze the influence of culture, media technology, and other factors on health.
- Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
- Demonstrate competency in motor skills & movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles & tactics as they apply to learning & performance activities.
- Exhibit behavior that respects self and others in a health and physical activity setting.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.