Physical Education Studies (A.S.)

Study physical education at JCC

The Physical Education Studies degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you for transfer to earn your bachelor’s degree in physical education fields. You can pursue careers in physical education, fitness and wellness, and athletics. Popular fields include coaching and teaching, athletic and personal training, sports medicine, sports psychology, exercise science, nutrition, facilities management, and athletic administration.

Your courses at JCC focus on physical education theory and activity with an emphasis on health awareness, sportsmanship, and professionalism. You’ll study movement, athletics, recreation, fitness, conditioning, and life sciences. Internships and job shadow opportunities are available to first- and second-year students each semester.

2020 median pay for fitness trainers and instructors: $40,510/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Physical education skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Classify anatomical and/or physiological terms correctly when describing the human body.
  • Recognize the elements/benefits of sound nutrition and a healthy diet.
  • Apply first aid and CPR and describe specific methods to prevent, recognize, and treat common injuries.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

INT 1555: Inquire

2

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1680: Beginner Weight Training or

PHE 1620: Fitness Concepts and Applications

2

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning
  • Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career specialization and transfer college requirements.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

PHE 2880: Sport Nutrition

3

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

BIO 2510: Anatomy & Physiology I

4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

HCR 1460: Personal Health & Safety

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations JCC:Global Perspectives
  • Requirements for bachelor’s degrees in this field vary. Selection of electives should be made in close consultation with an advisor and should be based on student career specialization and transfer college requirements.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1300: Intro to Sport Management or

PHE 2010: Internship

3

Science Elective

Recommended:

BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II

3-4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1320: Sport in Society or

PHE 1310: Healthy Weight Loss Management

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1560: Yoga or

PHE 1520: Zumba or

PHE 1650: Basketball

2
  • Begin to identify career ambitions.
  • Begin to look at transfer pathways.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Electives

6-7

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness and Wellness

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1480: Personal Trainer Prep or

PHE 1500: Care/Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1560: Yoga or

PHE 1520: Zumba or

PHE 1650: Basketball

2
  • Apply for graduation.
  • Begin applying to transfer schools.