Liberal Arts and Sciences: Physical Education (A.S.)

HEGIS: 5299.30

SUNY CODE: 1087

The Physical Education program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. The curriculum emphasizes professionalism, sportsmanship, health awareness and extracurricular athletic activities.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to be effective communicators and leaders in teaching or coaching environments; and
  • introduce students to the background and basic concepts of physical education and sports.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • develop and present appropriate lesson plans; and
  • instruct, demonstrate, and analyze athletic and practical skills and correct common errors.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Students have transferred to colleges and universities such as Syracuse, Penn State, Adelphi, Hofstra, Rhode Island, SUC at Cortland, Ithaca, Springfield and Bowling Green. Students who transfer may then specialize in fields of Education, Sport Science, Fitness, Health and Administration. Past Herkimer students who have obtained their bachelor degree in Physical Education are now employed as full-time teachers, coaches and administrators at the elementary, junior high, high school and college levels throughout New York State and beyond.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

PE 116Basketball

0.5

PE 120Found of Physical Educ & Sport

3

PE 130Physical Fitness

1

PE 113Racquet Sports

1

OR

PE 115Fund Dance, Rhythm & Move

1

SS 151Intro Psychology

3

American History Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:15.5
American History Selective

Students must select one (1) of the following:

SS 121American History I

3

SS 122American History II

3

SS 141American Government

3

2nd Semester

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HE 121Personal & Community Health

3

PE 114Soccer

0.5

PE 118Aquatics

1

OR

PE 170Lifeguard Training

1

PE 121Volleyball

0.5

PE 126Softball

0.5

PE 113Racquet Sports

1

OR

PE 115Fund Dance, Rhythm & Move

1

PE 157Adapted PE and Sport

3

SC 141Fund of Biology I

4

Total Credit Hours:16.5

2nd Year

3rd Semester

EN 225Public Speaking

3

HE 128First Aid & CPR: Resp to Emer

2

PE 141Track

1

OR

PE 150Fund of Gymnastic Activities

1

PE 148Adventure Curr & Coop Act

2

OR

PE 156Coaching Princ & Theories

3

SC 253Anatomy & Physiology I

4

Western Civilization Selective

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16
Western Civilization Selective

Students must select one (1) of the following:

SS 111History of Western Civ I

3

SS 112History of Western Civ II

3

SS 145World Politics

3

4th Semester

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

MA 127Mathematical Statistics I

3

PE 141Track

1

OR

PE 150Fund of Gymnastic Activities

1

PE 142Team Sports

1

PE 148Adventure Curr & Coop Act

2

OR

PE 156Coaching Princ & Theories

3

SC 117Nutrition

3

OR

Laboratory Science

4

Humanities Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Humanities Elective: Students must select HU prefix courses only.

Science Lab Sequence:
SC 141Fund of Biology I

4

SC 253Anatomy & Physiology I

4

SC 254Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Students should consult with their academic advisor for appropriate course selections.

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Physical Education majors are required to take all activities in the semesters they are listed.

For more information, contact the Business, Health, Science, and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8230.

This program complies with the State University General Education requirement.