Physical Education & Exercise Science

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 60-61 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 and BIO 110L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab OR BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR HPE 212 Health
  • HPE 110 Physical Conditioning
  • HPE 117 Basic Weight Training
  • HPE 136 Introduction to Adventure Learning
  • HPE 187 Introduction to Physical Education and Coaching
  • HPE 190 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 227 Physiology of Exercise
  • 3 credits of Health/Physical Education Elective(s) (HPE)
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition

General Education

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Oral Communication
  • 2 credit hours Computing Science (CSC) Electives
  • MAT 121 Introductory Statistics I
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 225 Child Psychology OR EDU 200 Foundations of Education
  • HCS 270 Ethical Considerations in Healthcare
  • SUNY General Education approved course in World Language
  • SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • US History and Civic Engagement
    • World History and Global Awareness
  • 5 credits of General Electives

SUNY General Education Electives

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