Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Health and Physical Education

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH  
Associate of Science (020.2)

The Health & Physical Education program prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in one of the following areas: fitness, sports and lifetime recreation; exercise and sports science; sports management; or health and physical education teacher preparation.

Students work with a transfer counselor to design a program of studies to meet the requirements for their chosen four-year institution.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Explain within the health and physical education discipline, kinesiology, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, health/wellness, injury prevention and treatment.
  2. Apply skill in risk factor and health status identification, fitness appraisal and exercise prescription.
    Incorporate suitable and innovative activities related to improving an individual’s functional capacity and overall well-being.
  3. Choose a health and physical education program of studies that successfully matriculates with a university program in a related major.
  4. Utilize skills in health and physical education to gain professional certifications, employment in the field and/or personal health.

Students may earn a bachelor's degree in Fitness, Sports & Lifetime Recreation; Exercise & Sport Science; Sports Management; or Health & Physical Education Teacher preparation as well as other related majors. Graduates prepare for study in the professions, including exercise physiology, sports medicine, health club management, cardiac rehabilitation, athletic administration, sports management and Health and Physical Education teachers.

Degree Requirements

Students must choose one of the following fields of study, A, B, C or D:

(A) FITNESS, SPORTS & LIFETIME FITNESS

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–65

First Semester 

Course #        Course Name

Credits

BIO-151

General Biology 1

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

HPE-171

Personal & Community Health & Wellness             

3

HPE-172

Foundations of  Health & Physical Education

3

 

Computer Information Technology Elective

3

            

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

BIO-152

General Biology 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

HPE-177

First Aid & Athletic Injuries

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

            

General Elective

3

            

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

HPE-174

Coaching & Officiating Sports

3

HPE-193

Fieldwork in Health & Physical Education

3

HPE-201

Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology

3

 

General Elective(s)

36

            

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3

            

Total Credits

15–18

Fourth Semester

HPE-175

Camp Counseling & Administration

3

HPE-176

Recreation & Group Activities

3

HPE-207

Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology                

3

            

General Elective

3

            

Humanities Elective

3

                          

       Total Credits

15

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(B) EXERCISE SPORTS SCIENCE

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–64

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

BIO-151

General Biology 1

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

HPE-171

Personal & Community Health & Wellness

3

HPE-172

Foundations of Health & Physical Education

3

 

Computer Information Technology Elective          

3

                           

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

BIO-152

General Biology 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

HPE-177

First Aid & Athletic Injuries

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

                         

General Elective

3

                         

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

BIO-117
DIT-106

Introduction to Nutrition or
Fundamentals of Nutrition

3

HPE-201

Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology

3

HPE-205

Organization & Management of
Adult Fitness Programs

3

 

General Elective

3

                         

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

34

                         

Total Credits

15–16

Fourth Semester

HPE-207

Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

3

HPE-225

Fundamentals of Fitness Theory,
Programming & Assessment

3

                         

General Electives

67

                         

Humanities  Elective

3

                         

Total Credits

15–16

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(C) SPORTS MANAGEMENT

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–63

First Semester

Course #

Course Name                                               

Credits

BIO-151

General Biology 1

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

HPE-171

Personal & Community Health & Wellness

3

HPE-172

Foundations of Health & Physical Education

3

 

Computer Information Technology Elective          

3

                         

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

BIO-152

General Biology 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

HPE-177

First Aid & Athletic Injuries

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

                         

General Elective

3

                         

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

HPE-201

Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology

3

HPE-205

Organization & Management of
Adult Fitness Programs

3

 

General Electives

6

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

34

                         

Total Credits

15–16

Fourth Semester

HPE-207

Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

3

HPE-225

Fundamentals of Fitness Theory,
Programming & Assessment

3

 

Business Electives

6

  

Humanities Elective

3

                         

Total Credits

15

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(D) TEACHER EDUCATION

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62–64

First Semester

Course #

Course Name

Credits

BIO-151

General Biology 1

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

HPE-171

Personal & Community Health & Wellness

3

HPE-172

Foundations of Health &  Physical Education

3

 

Computer Information Technology Elective           

3

 

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

BIO-152

General Biology 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

HPE-177

First Aid & Athletic Injuries

3

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

General Elective

3

 

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

HPE-201

Applied Anatomy & Kinesiology

3

 

General Electives

6

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

34

 

           

Psychology Elective 

3

      

Total Credits

15–16

Fourth Semester

HPE-207

Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

3

 

General Electives

9–10

            

Humanities Electives

3

                        

Total Credits

15–16

   

The selection of the program core courses depends on the program option and the
college or university that the student plans to transfer. Substitution for program core
and electives must be pre-approved by discipline Dean. However, for Track D, the psychology elective selection must not include PSY-201, Educational Psychology.

Core electives should be carefully planned to meet the 60 credit degree requirements of CCAC and the requirements of individual transfer institutions.

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