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Bryan Thomas, Department Chair
Social Sciences Department
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Michelle McEwen, Secretary III
Education and Social Sciences
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Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Associates of Science (University Parallel-Area of Emphasis)
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Program Description

Classes offered in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation degree program are intended to prepare students for completion of a four-year degree program. Therefore, in addition to core collegiate coursework, students will also be introduced to the following:
  • the foundations of physical education as a profession
  • activities that challenge students to increase fitness levels and knowledge in the areas of nutrition,
    exercise, stress management, lifetime activities and self-esteem
  • a study of contemporary personal health issues and behaviors including drugs, tobacco, alcohol
    and human sexuality
  • first aid and accident prevention
  • a study of developmentally appropriate curriculum, teaching strategies, techniques and activities for K-6 students

Practical Experience

Certain skills and instructional concepts will be reinforced through participation in the following activities:
  • participation in fitness activities and assessments
  • practice leading to certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • participation in activity courses which may include basketball or baseball coaching and/or officiating

Career Opportunities

  • physical education teacher
  • health and fitness teacher
  • coach