Physical Education & Exercise Science

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Sample Schedule

The schedule below shows how the requirements for this degree may be met in four semesters. For some students, fulfilling degree requirements may take more than four semesters to complete. When planning your schedule, you should consult with your advisor.

First Semester (15 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 Composition I (3)
  • HPE 187 Introduction to Physical Education and Coaching (3)
  • HPE 190 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Humanities or The Arts (3)

Second Semester (16 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 110 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3) and BIO 110L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1) OR BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • ENG 103 Composition II (3)
  • HPE 110 Physical Conditioning (1)
  • HPE 117 Basic Weight Training (1)
  • HPE Elective (1)
  • NS 115 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 225 Child Psychology OR EDU 200 Foundations of Education (3)

Third Semester (15-16 Credit Hours)

  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) OR HPE 212 Health (3)
  • CSC Elective (2)
  • HPE Elective (1)
  • General Elective (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Mathematics (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Basic Communication: Oral (3)

Fourth Semester (14-17 Credit Hours)

  • HPE 136 Adventure Learning (1)
  • HPE 227 Physiology of Exercise (4)
  • HPE Elective (1)
  • General Electives (2-5)
  • SUNY General Education approved course in World (Foreign) Language (3)
  • SUNY General Education approved course from one of the following categories:
    • American History (3)
    • Western Civilization (3)
    • Other World Civilizations (3)


*Note* Below are examples to fulfill the general elective requirement:

  • CDC 102 Concepts of Chemical Dependency I
  • 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 Intercollegiate Sport
  • MAT 152 Pre-Calculus (Survey of Functions II) OR MAT 271 Calculus I
  • NS 220 Sports Nutrition
  • SOC 210 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOC 230 Sex and Gender
  • SSC 150 Human Sexuality