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

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 Childhood G 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
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

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
16

Second Semester

COMP111 English Composition II G,2 3
HLTH110 Responding to Emergencies 5 3
PHED183 Movement and Physical Education for Early Childhood G 3
Electives F 3
Physical Education Skills Courses B 4
16

Third Semester

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
14

Fourth Semester

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
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.