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    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, A.A.

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Suggested Curriculum

This curriculum identifies courses which are likely to apply to a major in Physical Education ( with specializations in P.E. Teacher Education, Athletic Coaching, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Personal Trainer, etc.). Students should consult the school to which they plan to transfer to discuss the variety of their program and course offerings and to determine which courses to take at the freshman/sophomore level at PSC. Many of these programs have a competitive admissions process and require a specific minimum GPA for admission. Kinesiology and exercise science programs usually require a strong foundation in mathematics (such as statistics) and sciences (such as anatomy and physiology and physics).

I. General Education Core (37-38)

Area A: Communications (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select three courses from Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts. For Illinois teacher certification, select one English course numbered 200 or above.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)

Select one math course from the list for Area C 

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component. It is recommended that both courses have a lab for the Illinois teaching certificate.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E  including:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (24-25)

Select up to 4 credits from the following physical education activity courses:

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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