Physical Education Studies

The program focuses on courses in the liberal arts and physical education theory and activity with an emphasis on health awareness, sportsmanship, and professionalism. Students will graduate from the program with a specific knowledge base and experiences in the areas of movement, sport/athletics, recreation, and the life sciences. Individual and dual sports, fitness and conditioning, team sports, recreation, and health are among the areas that will be studied.

Career Opportunities

Employment projections for western New York and western Pennsylvania indicate an increased need for physical education, health, and coaching positions. Similar projections for New York state, based on information from schools, colleges, universities, and private sector businesses, also suggest the need for more wellness, fitness, and recreation instructors as increasing numbers of baby boomers approach retirement.

Career and Transfer Options

The program provides a strong foundation for a variety of career and transfer options, including:

  • Physical education
  • Coaching certification
  • Personal training
  • Sports medicine
  • Health education
  • Athletic training
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports management and administration
  • Recreation and intramural administration
     

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5299
Curriculum Code
1659
General Requirements
33 credit hours
6
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
9
18
15
3
0
Core Requirements
12 credit hours
 
PHE 1670: Introduction to Physical Education3
9
Electives 15 credit hours
Important Points

Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary widely. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career concentration and transfer college requirements.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Classify anatomical and/or physiological terms correctly when describing any aspect of athletic performance.
  2. Describe/explain their educational and professional philosophy as it relates to safe, ethical, and legal practices of Physical Education Studies.
  3. Apply principles of nutrition as they relate to strength and cardiovascular training.
  4. Apply first aid and CPR and describe specific methods to prevent, recognize, and treat common athletic injuries.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
 
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

University of Pittsburgh at BradfordSUNY College at Brockport Syracuse University
SUNY College at CortlandEdinboro University of Pennsylvania

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Kathy StedmanAssociate Professor, Physical Education PHED, Jamestown Campus716.338.1263Contact | Full Profile ▸