Health and Physical Education Studies - A.S.

Associate Dean, Division of Professional Studies

Department Chair

Associate in Science Degree, Transfer Program

This program includes theoretical and practical coursework to enable students to transfer into baccalaureate programs for health education, health and wellness promotion, nutrition, integrative health, wellness, physical education, athletic training, sports management, or fitness specialist.

Graduates will be able to articulate and demonstrate core principles in the field of study; demonstrate cognitive, interpersonal and technical skills; use and evaluate a variety of assessment tools; apply discipline-specific philosophies, theories and models to create
programs for healthy behavior change; and use the scientific process to evaluate current data and research in the areas of health education, wellness and physical education.

The State University of New York (SUNY) requires students who intend to receive a bachelor’s degree from a SUNY college to complete at least 30 credit hours in specific general education areas. Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet
21 credits of the general education requirement. For more specific information about this requirement, refer to SUNY General Education Requirement on page 9 and see an adviser for program assistance.

High school or equivalent preparation required: one year of biology.