Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Physical Education Studies, A.A.

Associate in Arts
HEGIS #5299.30
Department Chairperson: Colleen Ferris
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206, (518) 629-7372

The Physical Education Studies program provides advisement and a comprehensive offering of Physical Education courses for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for physical education, exercise science, health studies, sports studies or a related area. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Physical Education Studies is suitable for students whose goals include coaching, teaching, sports medicine, and overall fitness and wellness careers. The program introduces students to the field of Physical Education and provides background knowledge and skills that are important to Physical Education professionals, with courses ranging from health, human anatomy and physiology, sports nutrition, and sports psychology to required SUNY general electives / liberal arts courses.

Specific core courses will address pedagogy, psychology, motor skill and movement abilities as well as health and fitness promotion.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of any math, including GED math and 1 unit of any science Fall and Spring Strongly recommend high school biology. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $616.

Total Credits Required: 62

(1) Restricted Math Elective Credits: 3

MATH 120 Real World Mathematics  or higher. Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Mathematics” course.

(2) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

Courses must be designated as both “SUNY-GER” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, one of the following SUNY General Education categories must be satisfied: The Arts (GART), Humanities (GHUM) & World Languauges (GWLG).

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

Term Total: 15

Term Total: 16

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 16