General Studies, Health and Physical Education Pathway

Associate of Science

Transfers toward the Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education.

Area A: Essential Skills
Grades of C or better required.
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
or MATH 1113 Precalculus Mathematics
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
(Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130. Grade of C or better required.)
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one to two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
BIOL 1107KPrinciples of Biology I4
BIOL 1108KPrinciples of Biology II4
One of the following electives:3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Botany
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1500 CE
World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
(Prerequisite for EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130. Grade of C or better required.)
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related
BIOL 2212KAnatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2213KAnatomy and Physiology II4
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue *3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect *3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching *3
PHED 1030Health & Wellness Concepts1
Phsyical Education
PHED 1005First Aid/CPR & Cardio Fitness1
PHED Activity Electives (Choose 3)3
Total Hours61-62

Prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110EDUC 2120, and EDUC 2130, students must have taken PSYC 1101,COMM 1110, and Area A courses with grades of C or better. Approved Background check, proof of professional Liability Insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, and a passing score on an Ethics assessment are also required. Grades of C or better are required in EDUC courses.


PHED 1005. First Aid/CPR & Cardio Fitness. 1-0-1 Unit.

Trains individuals to overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations, and to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injury. Course will also involve cardiovascular physical activity and discuss behaviors recommended for reducing risk factors for heart disease.(American Red Cross Certification-First Aid, Adult CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation)
Prerequisites: Read 0098 unless exempt.

PHED 1020. Physical Fitness Concepts. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces students to basic scientific knowledge and pratical experience in the principles, assessment, and development of total well-being through health related physical fitness and lifestyle management techniques. Major topics will include: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, body composition, nutrition, and hypokinetic diseases.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

PHED 1030. Health & Wellness Concepts. 1-0-1 Unit.

Introduces personal responsibility for health and wellness and provides information and strategies that can be adopted. Covers topics such as wellness assessment, self-managed behavior, physical fitness, nutrition, weight control, stress management. This course does not satisfy the physical activity requirement.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

PHED 1100. Fitness Circuit Training. 0-2-1 Unit.

Acquaints students with basic knowledge and skills pertaining to the importance of participation in physical activity and its contribution to optimal living. Involves alternating cardiovascular exercises with flexibility and resistance exercises.

PHED 1110. Aerobic Walking. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces walking as a lifetime fitness activity. Acquaints the novice walker with the following: the benefits of fitness walking, clothing and equipment, elements of a fitness routine, walking techniques, nutrition, lifetime weight control, mental benefits, motivational strategies.

PHED 1120. Jogging. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces students to the basic knowledge and techniques necessary for a lifelong fitness program. Teaches students how to use jogging/running to become more physically fit and more efficient in daily work and recreation.

PHED 1130. Swim Fitness. 0-2-1 Unit.

Provides guidance for students who want ot use aquatic exercise to improve health and fitness. Students learn how to train effectively, how to measure progress, how to stay motivated, and how to avoid injuries common to swimmers. This is not a "learn to swim" course.

PHED 1140. Weight Training. 0-2-1 Unit.

Provides basic instruction for students wishing to use weight training to improve personal health and fitness. Workouts will utilize variable and fixed resistance machines, free weights (dumbbells), calisthenic exercises, and cardiovasuclar equipment.

PHED 1150. Dance for Fitness and Sport. 0-1-1 Unit.

Introduces student to a variety of current dance styles, which may be used to improve health and fitness.

PHED 1151. Cardio/Core Fitness Training. 0-1-1 Unit.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with some basic knowledge and understanding pertaining to why participation in physical activity contributes to optimal living. The student will incorporate a variety of mind/body principles and participate in physical activities leading to improved cardiovascular endurance, core strength, muscular endurance and stress reduction.

PHED 1160. Trail Hiking. 0-1-1 Unit.

A physical activity course designed to provide basic instruction for students wishing to improve personal health and fitness through participation in a lifetime fitness activity that will use a variety of hiking trail surfaces and terrain.

PHED 1170. Beginning Aikido. 1-0-1 Unit.

Provides an introduction to aikido, a Japanese martial art form popularized by Steven Seagal. Unlike some other martial arts, aikido is not a competitive sport but rather a purely self-defense style. Teaches how to throw or restrain attackers by redirecting their own energy and momentum. Since one uses the attacker's energy, aikido does not require great physical strength.

PHED 1210. Beginning Badminton. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces basic badminton skills, terminology, and rules.

PHED 1260. Beginning Tennis. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces basic tennis skills, techniques, rules, scoring, and strategy.

PHED 1280. Basketball. 0-1-1 Unit.

Provides instruction for students who choose to use the game of basketball to improve health and wellness. Classes will involve students with skills and drills, playing strategies, fitness techniques, and effective training principles. Covers topics such as, basic rules, terminology, nutrition, injury care and prevention, and health-related fitness components.

PHED 1290. Student Assistant. 0-2-1 Unit.

Allows students who have previously exhibited knowledge and skills appropriate to a course to continue their interest by assisting in a class.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

PHED 1310. Beginning Volleyball. 0-2-1 Unit.

PHED 1510. Lifeguard Training. 2-2-3 Units.

PHED 2010. Intro to Physical Education. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students interested in making physical education their profession to the history, philosophy, and problems of physical education and how it contributes to the total education program.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.