Health and Physical Education

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing
Gymnasium 102 • Phone (215) 968-8451
Curriculum Code No. 1031

The Health and Physical Education program prepares undergraduate students for a career in teaching health and physical education. The major is for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution as a health and physical education major. It provides the fundamental courses for students to sucessfully transfer into upper division course work. Students should plan their major to parallel that of the transfer college.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic health materials and physical education skills,
  • communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; be able to write lesson plans, and teach a physical education class,
  • access, evaluate and use information as it becomes available to continually improve and update their personal health and physical education objectives, and those that they will communicate to their future classes,
  • demonstrate an understanding of how they can change their lives sand those of their students by improving their attitudes about health, exercise and nutrition.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking G,4
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II G,2
3
HLTH103
Life and Health 5
3
HLTH110
Responding to Emergencies 5
3
HLTH120
Nutrition 5
3
HLTH130
Principles and Applications of Diet and Fitness 5
3
PHED180
Foundations of Physical Education
3
PHED183
Movement and Physical Education for Early ChildhoodG
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 3
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 3
3
College Level Mathematics Aor Science C 6
Cultural Perspectives D 3
Electives F 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge E,G,6
3
Physical Education Skills Courses B 12
Total Credit Hours 60

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
HLTH103
Life and Health 5
3
PHED180
Foundations of Physical Education
3
Physical Education Skills Courses B 4
Mathematics A and/or Science C 3
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester


Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II G,2
3
HLTH110
Responding to Emergencies 5
3
PHED183
Movement and Physical Education for Early ChildhoodG
3
Electives F 3
Physical Education Skills Courses B 4
Total Credit Hours 16

Third Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking G,4
3
HLTH130
Principles and Applications of Diet and Fitness 5
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 3
3
Cultural Perspectives D 3
Physical Education Skills Course B 2
Total Credit Hours 14

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
HLTH120
Nutrition 5
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 3
3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge E,G,6
3
Mathematics A and/or Science C 3
Physical Education Skills Courses B 2
Total Credit Hours 14

A Placement testing required.
B Health and Physical Education majors must take at least six of these physical education skills courses: PHED133, PHED145, PHED150, PHED155, PHED156, PHED170, PHED175, PHED176, PHED178, PHED179, PHED188, PHED189.
CAny of the following may be chosen: CHEM101, BIOL101, MATH101, MATH102, MATH120, MATH125, MATH140.
D Any of the following may be chosen: HIST111, HIST112, HIST151, HIST152, HUMN111, HUMN112, HUMN113, HUMN114.
E Any INTG course may be chosen.
F Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
G Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
4 Satisfies Creative Expression.
5 Satisfies Personal Health.
6 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.

Students who do not seek the Associate of Arts Degree may earn the legend, "Major Requirements Satisfied," on their transcripts by successfully completing all the courses listed in the major except three to five credits in mathematics or science. COMP111, three credits in cultural perspectives, and six credits of undesignated electives. Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy credits in other course requirements.