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Liberal Arts - Physical Education/Recreation
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

The PE degree option prepares students for transfer as physical education majors to four year colleges and universities by having them complete a minimum of 6 college level courses. (HED 150, HED 200, PED 225 and 3 one credit activity classes). The option provides students with a foundation of knowledge for professional undergraduate study. Students will be able to appreciate the scientific principles and theoretical background of physical activities. Students will also develop the leadership responsibilities necessary in a teaching learning environment. In addition, students will understand the importance of health maintenance activities on both physiological and psychological well being. The Health and Physical Education faculty also provides service programs that promote wellness and the wise use of leisure time through course offerings.

What will students learn if they study Liberal Arts?
They receive a solid foundation upon which to build conceptual and communication skills and the essential components of a general education, which make up a large part of every liberal arts career or professional program at the bachelor's degree level. Students also study a foreign language, which is a basic component of a liberal arts education. It broadens their world perspectives by introducing them to another culture and helps develop an awareness of their own language and cultural identity. Students may earn a degree by selecting either the general option or by choosing one of the many specialized options.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in my major?
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I must be verified with a passing score on the College's placement test. Students must also have a grade of "C" or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?
Students who do not need developmental coursework can complete the degree in two years. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.