Physical Education Studies

Program Information

Degree Type: AS
Program Code: PEDS
Hegis Code: 5608.00
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Physical Education Studies

The AS in Physical Education Studies is designed to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program. The program will provide students with the ability to become effective communicators and leaders in teaching or coaching environments.

Through a combination of activity and physical education anatomy/physiology coursework. students will be able (1) apply scholarship and practice of different movement forms of enhance movement competence, (2) apply theoretical and scientific knowledge to areas of personal fitness, healthy lifestyles, sport or therapeutic rehabilitation, (3) effectively communicate essential theories and ethical considersations of physical education and (4) demonstrate athletic proficiency in a variety of applications. This degree will support transfer to a variety of baccalaureate institutions for future employment in the areas of physical education, health education, fitness instruction, coaching ans sports science.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Introduction to College Writing ENG101
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication  ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110
4 Introductory Statistics and Probability MAT127 (Prereq Required)
4 Anatomy and Physiology I BIO107   (Prereq Required)
4 Anatomy and Physiology II BIO108   (Prereq Required)
3 General Psychology PSY101
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization  
3 SUNY GEN ED American History  
3 SUNY GEN ED The Arts, SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language or SUNY GEN ED Humanities  
3 Introduction to Physical Education PED105
3 Athletic Training I PED106 (Fall Only)
2 Swimming and Water Safety or Advanced Lifeguarding PED107 or PED108
3 Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education PED210 (Spring Only)
3 College Health HED103
2 First Aid and Safety HED104
4 PED Activity Credits  

Elective Credits - Recommended for Areas in the Following: Coaching, Health, and Physical Education Teaching; Athletic Training and Fitness Performance; Adventure Sports

64 Minimum credits required for graduation  


Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101
3 PED105
3 HED103
2 PED107 or PED108
1 PED activity course
3 SUNY Gen Ed Foreign Language, The Arts or Humanities
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 PSY101
2 HED104
3 PED210
1 PED activity course
4 MAT127
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3 SUNY GEN ED American History
4 BIO107
3 PED106
3 Recommended focus area elective
3 Recommended focus area elective
1 PED activity course
Fourth Semester
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization
4 BIO108
1 PED activity course
3 Recommended focus area elective
4 Recommended focus area elective


Athletic Training Coaching/Health & Physical Education Adventure Sports Fitness & Performance

HRD178, PED206


HED105, PED211, PED212

AVS102, AVS221, HED108,PED152, PED162, PED165, PED166




Choose any PED Activity in areas of Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Racquetball, Ballet, Lifetime Wellness, Yoga, Aerobic Fitness, Weight Training, Tai Chi and/or Recreational Cycling


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