Physical Education is a discipline focusing on the relationship between physical activity and physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Physical activity courses teach movement skills, enhance fitness, and engender a lifestyle consistent with optimal wellness.
Most Physical Education career options require baccalaureate degrees and some may require graduate degrees. Some of the exciting fields open to physical educators include: athletic trainer, fitness specialist, physical therapist, health/fitness club manager, physical education instructor, coach, athletic administrator, recreation director, resort activities director, and sports journalist.
The Department of Physical Education offers an everincreasing variety of activity courses. Boasting facilities that include a 32-acre complex of fields for softball, soccer, sand volleyball, and tennis, the Department also offers classes in a state of the art three pool aquatic complex. The recent curricular addition of lower division theory courses now allows students to pursue the Transfer Studies degree in Physical Education.
|Course Number||Course Name|
|HEAL 044||Supervised Tutoring in Health Education|
|HEAL 101||Health and Life-Style|
|HEAL 131||Emergency Response (First Aid/CPR/AED)|
|HEAL 190||Health Education For Teachers|
|HEAL 290||Independent Study|
Professor/Dept. Chair;Director, Athletics; Head Men’s Basketball Coach
The Associate in Science degree with an area of emphasis in Health and Physical Education Studies is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution in a health- or exercise science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Exercise Science, Health Sciences/Public Health, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Food Science, Occupational Health, Physical Education, Pre-Physical Therapy.