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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 10 Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 5.00 units from the following:
CHEM 1A General Chemistry5.00
CHEM 4A General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis5.00
CHEM 60 Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences5.00
Physical Education Core - complete 15.00 units
ANAT 1 General Human Anatomy5.00
HLE 6 Standard First Aid and CPR1.00
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
PHYED 1 Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science & Sport3.00
PHYSIO 1 Human Physiology5.00
Physical Education Theory - complete 3.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ATHL 11L Baseball Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 15L Basketball Lab1.00
ATHL 16 Techniques & Theory of Basketball1.00-2.00
ATHL 22.1L Defensive Football Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 22.2L Offensive Football Laboratory1.00-3.00
ATHL 29L Soccer Lab1.00
ATHL 30 Theory and Analysis of Soccer1.00-2.00
ATHL 31L Softball Lab1.00-3.00
ATHL 45L Volleyball Lab1.00-3.00
FDNT 10 Elementary Nutrition3.00
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
PHYED 51 Fitness/Health Assessment1.00
PHYED 52 Fitness for Living2.00
PHYED 59 Psychological Aspects of Sport3.00
PHYED 62 Sports Medicine Lab2.00
PHYED 64 Principles of Wilderness Injuries2.00
PHYED 66 Personal 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 11 Men's Varsity Baseball2.00
ATHL 13 Men's Varsity Basketball1.00
ATHL 14 Women's Varsity Basketball1.00
ATHL 17 Men's Varsity Cross Country2.00
ATHL 18 Women's Varsity Cross Country2.00
ATHL 21 Varsity Football2.00
ATHL 24 Varsity Golf2.00
ATHL 27 Men's Varsity Soccer2.00
ATHL 28 Women's Varsity Soccer2.00
ATHL 31 WOMEN'S Varsity Softball2.00
ATHL 33 Men's Varsity Swimming & Diving2.00
ATHL 34 Women's Varsity Swimming & Diving2.00
ATHL 37 Men's Varsity Tennis2.00
ATHL 38 Women's Varsity Tennis2.00
ATHL 41 Men's Varsity Track & Field2.00
ATHL 42 Women's Varsity Track & Field2.00
ATHL 45 Women's Varsity Volleyball2.00
ATHL 50 Men's Varsity Water Polo2.00
ATHL 51 Women's Varsity Water Polo2.00
ATHL 54 Varsity Wrestling2.00
ATHL 56 Women's Varsity Badminton2.00
ATHL 82 Training for Competitive Water Polo1.00-2.00
ATHL 85 Training for the Competitive Swimmer1.00-2.00
ATHL 90 Intercollegiate Physical Fitness1.00-2.00
PHYED 11 Water Awareness1.00
PHYED 12.1 Beginning Swimming1.00-2.00
PHYED 12.2 Intermediate Swimmer1.00-2.00
PHYED 13.1 Aquatic Fitness1.00-2.00
PHYED 13.3 Advanced Aquatic Fitness1.00-2.00
PHYED 141 Beginning Rock Climbing and Climbing Safety1.00
PHYED 16 Aquatic Calisthenics1.00-2.00
PHYED 17 Deep Water Running1.00-2.00
PHYED 18 Springboard Diving1.00-2.00
PHYED 19.1 Beginning Water Polo1.00-2.00
PHYED 19.2 Intermediate Water Polo1.00-2.00
PHYED 20 Synchronized Swimming1.50
PHYED 21 Lifeguard Training2.50-3.00
PHYED 22 Water Safety Instructor2.50-3.00
PHYED 27.1 Beginning Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYED 27.2 Intermediate Aerobic Dance1.00-2.00
PHYED 28.1 Beginning Step Aerobics1.00-2.00
PHYED 28.2 Intermediate Step Aerobics1.00-2.00
PHYED 31.1 Beginning Body Conditioning1.00-2.00
PHYED 31.2 Intermediate Body Conditioning1.00-2.00
PHYED 31.3 Advanced Body Conditioning1.00-2.00
PHYED 32 Body Mechanics1.00-2.00
PHYED 33 Pilates Mat1.00-2.00
PHYED 35 Yoga1.00-2.00
PHYED 36 Tai Chi1.00-2.00
PHYED 37.1 Beginning Weight Training1.00-2.00
PHYED 37.2 Intermediate Weight Training1.00-2.00
PHYED 38 Weight Lifting with Free Weights1.00-2.00
PHYED 38.2 Intermediate Weight Lifting1.00-2.00
PHYED 38.3 Advanced Weight Lifting1.00-2.00
PHYED 48 Special Topics in Physical Education1.00-3.00
PHYED 49 Independent Study in Physical Education0.50-3.00
PHYED 55 Introduction to Coaching Team Sports3.00
PHYED 64 Principles of Wilderness Injuries2.00
PHYED 65 Principles of Wilderness Illnesses2.00
PHYED 66 Personal Safety & Self Defense1.00
PHYED 67.1 Beginning Fencing1.00-2.00
PHYED 67.2 Intermediate Fencing1.00-2.00
PHYED 67.3 Advanced Fencing1.00
PHYED 68.1 Beginning Sabre1.00
PHYED 68.2 Intermediate Sabre1.00
PHYED 68.3 Advanced Sabre1.00
PHYED 69.1 Beginning Dueling Sword (Epee)1.00
PHYED 69.3 Advanced Dueling Sword (Epee)1.00
PHYED 70.1 Beginning Judo1.00
PHYED 70.2 Intermediate Judo1.00
PHYED 70.3 Advanced Judo1.00
PHYED 71.1 Beginning Karate1.00-1.50
PHYED 71.2 Intermediate Karate1.00-1.50
PHYED 72.1 Beginning Boxing1.00-2.00
PHYED 73.1 Beginning Wrestling1.00-2.00
PHYED 73.3 Advanced Wrestling1.00-2.00
PHYED 76.1 Beginning Archery1.00
PHYED 76.2 Intermediate Archery1.00
PHYED 77.1 Beginning Badminton1.00-2.00
PHYED 77.2 Intermediate Badminton1.00-2.00
PHYED 77.3 Advanced Badminton1.00-2.00
PHYED 78.1 Beginning Golf1.00-2.00
PHYED 78.2 Intermediate Golf1.00-2.00
PHYED 78.3 Advanced Golf1.00
PHYED 79 Pickleball1.00
PHYED 80.1 Beginning Tennis1.00-2.00
PHYED 80.2 Intermediate Tennis1.00-2.00
PHYED 80.3 Advanced Tennis1.00-2.00
PHYED 81.1 Beginning Track & Field1.00
PHYED 81.2 Intermediate Track & Field1.00
PHYED 81.3 Advanced Track & Field1.00-2.00
PHYED 86.1 Beginning Baseball1.00
PHYED 86.2 Intermediate Baseball1.00-2.00
PHYED 86.3 Advanced Baseball1.00-2.00
PHYED 87.1 Beginning Basketball1.00-2.00
PHYED 87.2 Intermediate Basketball1.00-2.00
PHYED 87.3 Advanced Basketball1.00-2.00
PHYED 88 Flag Football1.00
PHYED 89 Football Passing Game1.00
PHYED 90 Softball1.00
PHYED 92.1 Beginning Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 92.2 Intermediate Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 92.3 Advanced Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 93 Mini Soccer1.00-2.00
PHYED 96.1 Beginning Volleyball1.00-2.00
PHYED 96.2 Intermediate Volleyball1.00-2.00
PHYED 96.3 Advanced Volleyball1.00-2.00
PHYED 97.1 Beginning 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 10 Elementary Nutrition3.00
HLE 50 Health Choices3.00
PHYED 2 Sports Officiating Fall2.00-3.00
PHYED 3 Sports Officiating Spring2.00-3.00
PHYED 4 Introduction to Techniques of Athletic Training3.00
PHYED 55 Introduction to Coaching Team Sports3.00
PHYED 56 Competition & Motivation for Sport - Team Concepts3.00
PHYED 57 Competition & Motivation for Sport - Individual3.00
PHYED 58 Intro to Leadership Principles, Team Building & Coaching3.00
PHYED 63.1 Application of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Fall2.50
PHYED 63.2 Application of Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Spring2.50
PHYSIO 50 Exercise, Fitness and Wellness4.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
SOC 1 Introduction 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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