Physical Education, Associate of Arts (AA): Athletic/Personal Fitness Training Emphasis
The degree emphasis in Athletic/Personal Fitness Training prepares students to transfer to a four-year university and major in kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training or Sports Medicine. The practicum hours completed may count toward certification as an athletic trainer.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|BMS 107||Human Anatomy||4|
|BMS 108||Human Physiology||4|
|BMS 128||Human Nutrition||3|
|HE 103||Responding to Medical Emergencies||3|
|HE 104||Introduction to Athletic Injuries||3|
|HE 108||Advanced Assessment And Treatment Of Athletic Injuries||3|
|HE 213||Concepts in Health and Physical Fitness||3|
|HE 220||Fundamentals Of Exercise Testing And Fitness Instruction||3|
|PE 200||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|PE 290||Work Experience in Physical Education/Health Education||1-4|
|or PE 295||Internship in Physical Education/Health Education|
|Complete 6-8 units of Controlled Electives from the following:||6-8|
or CHEM 104
|Fundamentals Of General, Organic And Biological Chemistry|
or PSY 100H
|General Psychology, Honors|
|Complete 3 courses of Controlled Physical Education Activities from the following: 1|
|PE 143A||Integrated Training: Beginning||1.5|
|Aerobic Conditioning - Complete one from the following:||1.5|
|Beginning Spinning For Fitness|
|Body Conditioning Boot Camp: Beginning|
|Swimming For Conditioning: Beginning|
|Beginning Cardio Boxing|
|Beginning Walking/Jogging for Fitness|
|Intermediate Walking/Jogging for Fitness|
|Ocean Swimming: Beginning|
|Running for Conditioning|
|Flexibility - Complete one from the following:||1.5|
|Pilates Mat Fitness|
|Stretching and Relaxation|
|Beginning Fitness Yoga|
|Intermediate Fitness Yoga|
PE 143 is required along with one course from the aerobic conditioning group and one from the flexibility group.
- Articulate the differences between Physical Education and Athletics.
- Recognize the potential for service to the individual, community and society provided by Physical Education and Athletics.
- Demonstrate knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and properly demonstrate proficiency in a variety of physical activity skills.
- Explain the appropriate course of treatment for each of the most common sports injuries.
- Identify the factors that contribute to an evaluation of an injury and determine the treatment plan for safe return to sport participation.
- Demonstrate and implement rehabilitative exercises appropriate to each sport.
- Assess motivational readiness for client exercise and develop effective strategies for health behavior change consistent with the stages of the Transtheoretical Model of motivational readiness.
- Develop appropriate physical training programs for children, adults and special needs populations,based on demonstrated knowledge of coronary risk factor analysis and exercise prescription standards defined by NASM / ACSM.
- Administer appropriate practical physical fitness and muscular balance assessments.
- Demonstrate academic competencies sufficient to pass professional certification exams consistent with entry-level positions in the health and fitness industry.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills to lead individual and group fitness training sessions.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.