Academic Catalog

Physical Education

Program Description

Physical Education is a multi-disciplinary educational experience. These choices include the traditional concentrations in teaching and contemporary choices of fitness, dance or athletic emphasis. Students interested in physical education, dance and athletics are candidates for this program.

Learn more about the program on the Kinesiology website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Kinesiology AA-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will complete this program with the ability to communicate the components of a physical education program to their professional staff.
  • The student will demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and values of a multi-disciplinary program, which satisfy core requirements for many physical education transfer majors, including the traditional concentrations in teaching and contemporary choices of fitness, dance and athletic emphasis.

Award Type(s)

  • AA = Associate in Arts Degree

Units Required

  • Major: 37-38

Additional Information

Note: Students should review the catalog of the transfer institution of their choice regarding lower division requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (31-32 units)
  • Support courses (6 units)

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
BIOL 10GENERAL BIOLOGY: BASIC PRINCIPLES5
or BIOL 14 HUMAN BIOLOGY
KINS 1INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY5
KINS 2SPORT IN SOCIETY5
KINS 3THEORIES & TECHNIQUES OF COACHING SPORTS4-5
or DANC 10 TOPICS IN DANCE HISTORY
KINS 4CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS4
KINS 8ATHEORY & CONCEPTS OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY I5
KINS 16BEMERGENCY ATHLETIC INJURY CARE3
Support Courses
Select six units of any combination of activity courses from:6
SPORTS & CINEMA
WOMEN IN SPORTS
INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MANAGEMENT
any Physical Education (PHED) activity course
any Athletics (ATHL) course
any Dance (DANC) activity course
Total Units37-38

Elective Courses

These courses are recommended to fulfill the additional elective requirements to reach 90 units for the degree as they augment the major:

BIOL 40AHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I5
BIOL 40BHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II5
BIOL 40CHUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III5
CHEM 25FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 30A SURVEY OF INORGANIC & ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
DANC 10TOPICS IN DANCE HISTORY 15
KINS 9BASIC NUTRITION FOR SPORTS & FITNESS5
KINS 15FIRST AID & CPR/AED1
KINS 16APREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINS 16CTREATMENT & REHABILITATION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINS 51PERFORMANCE ENHANCING SUBSTANCES IN SPORT & EXERCISE4
PSYC 1GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY5
or PSYC 1H HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY