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Physical Education (AA) Kinesiology, Athletics, & Dance Total Units: 33
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Term Effective: Spring 2008


The Santa Rosa Junior College Physical Education AA/AS degree provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transferring to four-year colleges and universities in the areas of physical education, health and fitness, exercise science, and Kinesiology. The program in physical education outlined below is typical lower division requirements for four-year colleges and universities; some requirements vary from college to college. Students are advised to meet with a counselor for appropriate campus specific course requirements before selecting courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand human anatomy and physiology pertaining to the fifteen major areas/body systems;
  2. understand the health, fitness, and basic nutritional aspects of physical education;
  3. identify the psychological aspects and dynamics of individual and team sports;
  4. transfer to university level programs with a comprehensive foundation in physical education courses;
  5. successfully compete academically with 4 year university students in their major.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Physical Education (AA) program are:

  • Complete 33 units from
    • Physical Education Prerequsites
    • Physical Education Core
    • Physical Education Theory
    • Physical Education Team or Individual Elective Requirement
    • Physical Education Coaching/Fitness/Teacher

Physical Education Prerequsites - complete 9.00 units
BIO 10Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry5.00
CHEM 4AGeneral Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis5.00
CHEM 60Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences5.00
Physical Education Core - complete 15.00 units
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
HLE 6Standard First Aid and CPR1.00
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
PHYED 1Foundations of Physical Education & Sport3.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
Physical Education Theory - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 11LBaseball Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 15LBasketball Lab1.00
ATHL 16Techniques & Theory of Basketball1.00-2.00
ATHL 22L.1Defensive Football Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 22L.2Offensive Football Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 29LSoccer Lab1.00
ATHL 30Theory & Analysis of Soccer1.00-2.00
ATHL 31LSoftball Lab1.00-3.00
ATHL 45LVolleyball Lab1.00-3.00
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
PHYED 51Fitness/Health Assessment1.00
PHYED 52Fitness for Living2.00
PHYED 59Psychological Aspects of Sport3.00
PHYED 62Sports Medicine Lab2.00
PHYED 64Principles of Wilderness Injuries2.00
PHYED 66Personal Safety & Self Defense1.00
Physical Education Team or Individual Elective Requirement - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 11Men's Varsity Baseball2.00
ATHL 13Men's Varsity Basketball1.00
ATHL 14Women's Varsity Basketball1.00
ATHL 17Men's Varsity Cross Country2.00
ATHL 18Women's Varsity Cross Country2.00
ATHL 21Varsity Football2.00
ATHL 24Varsity Golf2.00
ATHL 27Men's Varsity Soccer2.00
ATHL 28Women's Varsity Soccer2.00
ATHL 31WOMEN'S Varsity Softball2.00
ATHL 33Men's Varsity Swimming & Diving2.00
ATHL 34Women's Varsity Swimming & Diving2.00
ATHL 37Men's Varsity Tennis2.00
ATHL 38Women's Varsity Tennis2.00
ATHL 41Men's Varsity Track & Field2.00
ATHL 42Women's Varsity Track & Field2.00
ATHL 45Women's Varsity Volleyball2.00
ATHL 50Men's Varsity Water Polo2.00
ATHL 51Women's Varsity Water Polo2.00
ATHL 54Varsity Wrestling2.00
ATHL 56Women's Varsity Badminton2.00
ATHL 82Training for Competitive Water Polo1.00-2.00
ATHL 85Training for the Competitive Swimmer1.00-2.00
ATHL 90Intercollegiate Physical Fitness1.00-2.00
PHYED 11Non-Swimmer1.00
PHYED 12.1Beginning Swimmer1.00-2.00
PHYED 12.2Intermediate Swimmer1.00-2.00
PHYED 13.1Aquatic Fitness1.00-2.00
PHYED 13.3Advanced Aquatic Fitness1.00-2.00
PHYED 141Beginning Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety1.00
PHYED 16Aquatic Calisthenics1.00-2.00
PHYED 17Deep Water Running1.00-2.00
PHYED 18Springboard Diving1.00-2.00
PHYED 19.1Beginning Water Polo1.00-2.00
PHYED 19.2Intermediate Water Polo1.00-2.00
PHYED 20Synchronized Swimming1.50
PHYED 21Lifeguard Training2.50-3.00
PHYED 22Water Safety Instructor2.50-3.00
PHYED 27.1Beginning Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYED 27.2Intermediate Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYED 28.1Beginning Step Aerobics1.00-2.00
PHYED 28.2Intermediate Step Aerobics1.00-2.00
PHYED 31.1Beginning Body Conditioning1.00-2.00
PHYED 31.2Intermediate Body Conditioning1.00-2.00
PHYED 31.3Advanced Body Conditioning1.00-2.00
PHYED 32Body Mechanics1.00-2.00
PHYED 33Pilates Mat1.00-2.00
PHYED 35Yoga1.00-2.00
PHYED 36Tai Chi1.00-2.00
PHYED 37.1Beginning Weight Training1.00-2.00
PHYED 37.2Intermediate Weight Training1.00-2.00
PHYED 38.1Beginning Weight Lifting1.00-2.00
PHYED 38.2Intermediate Weight Lifting1.00-2.00
PHYED 38.3Advanced Weight Lifting1.00-2.00
PHYED 48Special Topics in Physical Education1.00-3.00
PHYED 49Independent Study in Physical Education0.50-3.00
PHYED 64Principles of Wilderness Injuries2.00
PHYED 65Principles of Wilderness Illnesses2.00
PHYED 66Personal Safety & Self Defense1.00
PHYED 67.1Beginning Fencing1.00-2.00
PHYED 67.2Intermediate Fencing1.00-2.00
PHYED 67.3Advanced Fencing1.00
PHYED 68.1Beginning Sabre1.00
PHYED 68.2Intermediate Sabre1.00
PHYED 68.3Advanced Sabre1.00
PHYED 69.1Beginning Dueling Sword (Epee)1.00
PHYED 69.3Advanced Dueling Sword (Epee)1.00
PHYED 70.1Beginning Judo1.00
PHYED 70.2Intermediate Judo1.00
PHYED 70.3Advanced Judo1.00
PHYED 71.1Beginning Karate1.00-1.50
PHYED 71.2Intermediate Karate1.00-1.50
PHYED 72.1Beginning Boxing1.00-2.00
PHYED 73.1Beginning Wrestling1.00-2.00
PHYED 73.3Advanced Wrestling1.00-2.00
PHYED 76.1Beginning Archery1.00
PHYED 76.2Intermediate Archery1.00
PHYED 77.1Beginning Badminton1.00-2.00
PHYED 77.2Intermediate Badminton1.00-2.00
PHYED 77.3Advanced Badminton1.00-2.00
PHYED 78.1Beginning Golf1.00-2.00
PHYED 78.2Intermediate Golf1.00-2.00
PHYED 78.3Advanced Golf1.00
PHYED 79Pickleball1.00
PHYED 80.1Beginning Tennis1.00-2.00
PHYED 80.2Intermediate Tennis1.00-2.00
PHYED 80.3Advanced Tennis1.00-2.00
PHYED 81.1Beginning Track & Field1.00
PHYED 81.2Intermediate Track & Field1.00
PHYED 81.3Advanced Track & Field1.00-2.00
PHYED 86.1Beginning Baseball1.00
PHYED 86.2Intermediate Baseball1.00-2.00
PHYED 86.3Advanced Baseball1.00-2.00
PHYED 87.1Beginning Basketball1.00-2.00
PHYED 87.2Intermediate Basketball1.00-2.00
PHYED 87.3Advanced Basketball1.00-2.00
PHYED 88Flag Football1.00
PHYED 89Football Passing Game1.00
PHYED 90Softball1.00
PHYED 92.1Beginning Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 92.2Intermediate Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 92.3Advanced Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 93Mini Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 96.1Beginning Volleyball1.00-2.00
PHYED 96.2Intermediate Volleyball1.00-2.00
PHYED 96.3Advanced Volleyball1.00-2.00
PHYED 97.1Beginning Outdoor Volleyball1.00
Physical Education Coaching/Fitness/Teacher - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
FDNT 10Elementary Nutrition3.00
HLE 50Health Choices3.00
PHYED 2Sports Officiating Fall2.00-3.00
PHYED 3Sports Officiating Spring2.00-3.00
PHYED 4Introduction to Techniques of Athletic Training3.00
PHYED 56Competition & Motivation for Sport - Team Concepts3.00
PHYED 57Competition & Motivation for Sport - Individual3.00
PHYED 58Intro to Leadership Principles, Team Building & Coaching3.00
PHYED 63.1Application of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Fall2.50
PHYED 63.2Application of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Spring2.50
PHYSIO 50Exercise, Fitness and Wellness4.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00

Term Effective: Spring 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Spring 2011

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.

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