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Physical Education

Department Description
Today’s students will represent the first generation ever to have a lifespan shorter than that of their parents, unless current diet and exercise habits change. So says the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Courses in Physical Education provide co-educational opportunities to advance one’s fitness as well as acquire knowledge and skills associated with athletics, athleticism, and team sports. The schedule endeavors to afford students season-oriented activities that are able to make use of facilities and outdoor environments, from weight rooms and dance floors to our area’s magnificent golf courses and cross-country ski trails. Varsity sports, which earn the participant one credit per season, provide intercollegiate athletic competition as a higher education platform to further one’s competitive abilities and, in some cases, pursuit of professional athletic status.

Department Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
*Demonstrate understanding of how to improve their own level of fitness.
*Demonstrate understanding of the health benefits of exercise.
*Demonstrate skills related to the practice of a sport/activity.

Special Department Information
Entrance to any of the college’s intercollegiate athletics programs requires passage of a physical examination.

Employment Opportunities
Some graduates from the two-year college continue studies as undergraduates in Physical Education degree programs of universities. They become professional athletes, athletic trainers, sports officials, administrators, adaptive PE instructors and coaches, sports facility managers, and certified fitness trainers. Median wage for athletic trainers is $32,990 per year, for coaches and scouts: $26,740 per year. College and professional coaches usually have a bachelor's degree, and some have a master's degree. In addition, most have many years of experience playing and then coaching their sport. Most have worked their way up through the coaching ranks.

Career Titles
*Personal Trainer
*Corporate Fitness Instructor
*Activities Director
*Nutrition Specialist
*Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor
*Cruise Recreation Director
*Health/Fitness Consultant
*Occupation Exercise Scientist
*Camp Director
*Professional Sports Umpire
*Professional Sports Scout
*Spa/Health Club Manager

 

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Department Course Offerings
PHED 1502  Circuit Training (2cr)
PHED 1503  Advanced Circuit Training (1cr)
PHED 1505  Fitness Walking (2cr)
PHED 1506  Aerobic Exercise (2cr)
PHED 1507  Basic Horsemanship (2cr)
PHED 1508  Bicycling (2cr)
PHED 1510  Beginning Skiing/Snowboarding (2cr)
PHED 1511  Advanced Skiing/Snowboarding (2cr)
PHED 1512  Beginning Yoga (2cr)
PHED 1513  Aerobic Conditioning (2cr)
PHED 1514  Cardio Sampler (2cr)
PHED 1520  Advanced Yoga (2cr)
PHED 1521  Body Conditioning (2cr)
PHED 1522  Weight Training (2cr)
PHED 1523  Strength Training for Women (2cr)
PHED 1524  Recreational Sampler (2cr)
PHED 1525  Personal Protection Awareness (2cr)
PHED 1530  Beginning Swimming (1cr)
PHED 1531  Intermediate & Advanced Swimming (1cr)
PHED 1534  Beginning Golf (2cr)
PHED 1536  Advanced Golf (2cr)
PHED 1541  Bowling (2cr)
PHED 1544  Basketball - Coed (1cr)
PHED 1553  Power Volleyball (2cr)
PHED 1570  Theory of Coaching (2cr)
PHED 1572  Theory of Basketball (2cr)
PHED 1573  Officiating (1cr)
PHED 1583  Athletic Training (2cr)
PHED 1599  Topics in Physical Education (1-3cr)
PHED 2501  Varsity Sports - Football (1cr)
PHED 2502  Varsity Sports - Volleyball (1cr)
PHED 2503  Varsity Sports - Men's Basketball (1cr)
PHED 2504  Varsity Sports - Women's Basketball (1cr)
PHED 2505  Varsity Sports - Baseball (1cr)
PHED 2506  Varsity Sports - Softball (1cr)
PHED 2507  Varsity Sports - Golf (1cr)
PHED 2511  Varsity Sports - Football II (1cr)
PHED 2512  Varsity Sports - Volleyball II (1cr)
PHED 2513  Varsity Sports - Men's Basketball II (1cr)
PHED 2514  Varsity Sports - Women's Basketball II (1cr)
PHED 2515  Varsity Sports - Baseball II (1cr)
PHED 2516  Varsity Sports - Softball II (1cr)
PHED 2517  Varsity Sports - Golf II (1cr)

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Last Updated: 8/22/12