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 Kinesiology and Sport Studies
Linksz Pavillion 208 • Phone (215) 968-8450
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 successfully transfer into upper division course work. Students should plan their major to parallel that of the transfer college.

Program goals:

Graduates in this major will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of basic health materials and physical education concepts,
  • 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
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I A,4,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II B,2,10
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 4,5
3
KINS180
Foundations of Physical Education
3
HLTH103
Life and Health 2
3
HLTH110
Responding to Emergencies 2
3
HLTH120
Nutrition 1,4
3
HLTH130
Principles and Applications of Diet and Fitness 9
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 3,6
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology A,8
3
KINS183
Movement and Physical Education for Early Childhood
3
Kinesiology Skills Courses C 12
HUMN Elective D,1 3
Math A,E,6 3
Scientific LiteracyA,F,7 3-4
General Electives 6
Total Credit Hours 61-62

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
COLL101
College Success Seminar
1
COMP110
English Composition I A,4,10
3
HLTH103
Life and Health 2
3
KINS180
Foundations of Physical Education
3
Kinesiology Skills Courses C 4
Math A,E,6 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II B,2,10
3
HLTH110
Responding to Emergencies 2
3
KINS183
Movement and Physical Education for Early Childhood
3
Kinesiology Skills Courses C 4
Scientific LiteracyA,F,7 3-4
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Third Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking 4,5
3
HLTH130
Principles and Applications of Diet and Fitness 9
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology A,8
3
Kinesiology Skills Courses C 4
General Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 14

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
HLTH120
Nutrition 1,4
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 3,6
3
Kinesiology Skills Courses C 2
HUMN Elective D,1 3
General Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 14

A Placement testing required.
B Course requires prerequisite or departmental approval.
C Choose six from the following: KINS133, KINS145, KINS150, KINS155, KINS156, KINS170, KINS175, KINS176, KINS178, KINS179, KINS188
D HUMN111, HUMN112, HUMN113, HUMN114
E MATH101 or MATH115
F The following may be taken to fulfill the Scientific Literacy requirement: BIOL101, BIOl115, CHEM101

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking
3 Satisfies Diversity
4 Satisfies Information Literacy
5 Satisfies Oral Communication
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy
8 Satisfies Social Sciences
9 Satisfies Technological Competence
10 Satisfies Writing

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