Physical Education & Exercise Science

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 62-64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology OR BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • HPE 260 Kinetics of Exercise and Sport OR BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • HPE 102 Basic Rhythms
  • HPE 107 Golf OR HPE 108 Badminton OR HPE 115 Tennis
  • HPE 110 Physical Conditioning
  • HPE 117 Basic Weight Training
  • HPE 136 Introduction to Adventure Learning
  • HPE 140 Swimming Fundamentals
  • HPE 187 Introduction to Physical Education and Coaching
  • HPE 190 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 227 Physiology of Exercise
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition

General Education

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • 2 credit hours Computing Science (CSC) Electives *
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I OR MAT 145 Survey of Functions I OR MAT 152 Pre-Calculus **
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 225 Child Psychology
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Humanities
  • SUNY General Education approved course in World (Foreign) Language
  • SUNY General Education approved course in American History OR Western Civilization OR Other World Civilization

* It is recommended that students take CSC 134 Core Word and CSC 135 Core Excel to fulfill these credits.
** A student choosing to take calculus-track math courses should select MAT 145 Survey of Functions I, MAT 152 Pre-Calculus, or MAT 271 Calculus I based on their placement testing.

Approved Electives

Choose eight (8) credits from the following courses:

  • BIO 110L Fundamental of Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 122 General Chemistry II
  • EDU 200 Foundations of Education
  • 1 credit hour HPE Elective
  • HPE 122 Concepts of Wellness
  • HPE 170 Introduction to Logging Sports
  • HPE 212 Health
  • HPE 230 Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education
  • HPE 231 Theory and Techniques of Coaching
  • HPE 232 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching
  • HPE 242 Lifeguarding
  • HPE 260 Kinetics of Exercise and Sport
  • HPE 270 Fitness Assessment and Program Design
  • HPE 900's Intercollegiate Sport
  • MAT 152 Pre-Calculus OR MAT 271 Calculus I
  • NS 220 Sports Nutrition
SUNY General Education Electives

For information on which courses fulfill SUNY General Education Electives and for information on transferring to a four-year school, visit www.flcc.edu/academics/transfer-guidelines.