PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year college or university offering majors in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Science, Sport Medicine/Athletic Training, or a related field. The course of studies combine liberal arts courses biology, psychology, social sciences, and mathematics with courses in Physical Education theory and activity. In addition to providing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of movement, science and sport, the program includes opportunities for exploration in the career areas. After transfer from MCC, students may choose to specialize and seek careers in fitness, sport rehabilitation, education, business, health promotion and wellness, outdoor education, and other physical education related opportunities.
(Housed in the Health and Physical Education Department)


Program Learning Outcomes
1) Express a full knowledge base of the content and scope of the Physical Education discipline.
2) Demonstrate human movement skills.
3) Show progress in the development of positive attitudes and their progress in the discipline.
4) Reflect on their personal experiences and professional goals in the discipline.
5) Demonstrate behavior consistent with professional standards in interpersonal and technical communication and the maintenance of a safe environment.
6) Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
7) Construct a personal fitness and wellness program
8) Apply discipline-specific research to the development of a lesson or treatment plan.
9) Conduct an appropriate directed activity in the discipline relevant to teaching coaching athletic training sport management or sport psychology.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).


      Distribution Requirements
      Credit Hours
    FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
      ENG 101 College Composition OR
      ENG 200 Advanced Composition
      3
    PPE 100 Introduction to Sports Science 4
    PPE 175 Philosophy and Principles of Physical Education and Athletics 3
    PPE 106 Individual Sports OR PPE 120 Team Sports 3
    PPE 150 Discovery and Adventures in Leadership 3
      Total
      16
      SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

    MTH 160 Statistics I or higher 3
    BIO 134 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
    PPE 106 Individual Sports OR PPE 120 Team Sports 3
    PPE 214 Early Childhood Games and Activities 3
    PPE 240 Selected Topics in Physical Studies 3
      Total
      15
      THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

    ENG 105 Introduction to Literature 3
      SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY***, OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE*
      3
      PPE 213 Gymnastics
      2
      BIO 135 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      3
    PROGRAM ELECTIVE (Professional Theory)** 3
    PPE 208 Sport Psychology 3
      Total
      17
      FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

      HIS 211 History of Sport
      3
    SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY***, OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION ELECTIVE* 3
      PPE 179 Lifeguarding+
      2
      PPE 245 Dance Methods and Techniques for Physical Studies Majors
      1
    PPE 275 Exercise Physiology 4
      PROGRAM ELECTIVE (Professional Theory)**
      3
      Total
      16
      TOTAL CREDITS
      64
* Choose two courses from two different SUNY General Education Areas: American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations.
** Program Electives in professional theory include,PPE 155, PPE 170, PPE 211, SMT 215.

**If below 85 on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from HIS 111, HIS 112. If 85 or above on U.S. History Regents Exam, choose from: HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 200, HIS 211, HIS 240, HSM 103, POS 102.


+ CPR Certification is required for all physical education students.
NOTE: Within the Physical Education program, there are two opportunities to achieve professional fitness certification. Successful completion of PPE 100 will allow students to be eligible to take the Physical Fitness Specialist certification exam by the Cooper Institute. After successful completion of the entire Physical Education program, students are eligible to take the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructor certification exam.