Physical Education, A.A.

The major requirement for a non-transfer Associate in Arts degree in Physical Education may be met by completing a minimum of 18 units in Physical Education from the following areas: 12 units from the PE core requirements, at least 6 units from the elective requirements and one GE course from GE group #1, one course from GE group #2 and meeting all other MSJC General Education Option A requirements (for a total of 60 units).

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MSJC General Education Option A  

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSCR-100 College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success) 3
PE-195 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
 Units16
Spring Semester 1
PE-115 First Aid and CPR 3
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865 3
Select three units of the following: 3
Body Conditioning  
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)  
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)  
Strength Training: Circuit  
Strength Training: Free Weights  
Powerlifting  
Exercise Walking  
Intermediate Fitness Walking  
Beginning Yoga  
Beginning Tennis  
Intermediate Tennis  
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball  
Introduction to Volleyball  
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer  
Intercollegiate Sports: Soccer (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Football (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Football (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Football (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Pre-Conference Competition  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Conference and Post- Conference Competition  
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Volleyball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Pre-Conference Competition  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Conference and Post- Conference Competition  
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Baseball (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Golf  
Pre-Season Athletics: Golf  
Off-Season Athletics: Golf  
Intercollegiate Sports: Softball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Softball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Beach Volleyball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball ( Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball (Women)  
NUTR-100 Family Nutrition 3
 Units15
Fall Semester 2
DAN-100 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
BIOL-100 Human Biology 4
Select four units of the following: 4
Body Conditioning  
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)  
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)  
Strength Training: Circuit  
Strength Training: Free Weights  
Powerlifting  
Exercise Walking  
Intermediate Fitness Walking  
Beginning Yoga  
Beginning Tennis  
Intermediate Tennis  
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball  
Introduction to Volleyball  
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer  
Intercollegiate Sports: Soccer (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Football (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Football (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Football (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Pre-Conference Competition  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Conference and Post- Conference Competition  
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Volleyball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Pre-Conference Competition  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Conference and Post- Conference Competition  
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Baseball (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Golf  
Pre-Season Athletics: Golf  
Off-Season Athletics: Golf  
Intercollegiate Sports: Softball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Softball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Beach Volleyball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball ( Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball (Women)  
PE-110 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
 Units14
Spring Semester 2
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select three units of the following: 3
Body Conditioning  
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)  
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)  
Strength Training: Circuit  
Strength Training: Free Weights  
Powerlifting  
Exercise Walking  
Intermediate Fitness Walking  
Beginning Yoga  
Beginning Tennis  
Intermediate Tennis  
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball  
Introduction to Volleyball  
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer  
Intercollegiate Sports: Soccer (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Football (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Football (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Football (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Pre-Conference Competition  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Conference and Post- Conference Competition  
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Volleyball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Pre-Conference Competition  
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Conference and Post- Conference Competition  
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Baseball (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Men)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)  
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Golf  
Pre-Season Athletics: Golf  
Off-Season Athletics: Golf  
Intercollegiate Sports: Softball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Softball (Women)  
Intercollegiate Sports: Beach Volleyball (Women)  
Pre-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball ( Women)  
Off-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball (Women)  
HS-121 Fundamentals of Healthful Living 3
ART-104 World Art 3
PE-106 Sports Officiating 3
 Units15
 Total Units60

An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required PE Core Courses12
PE Electives6
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required GE Group 1 Courses
Select one of the following:
Human Anatomy & Physiology I (or higher)
Human Biology (or higher)
Honors Human Biology
Introduction to Chemistry (or higher)
Required GE Group 2 Courses
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Healthful Living
Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse)
Family Nutrition
Honors Family Nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods)
Honors Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods)
Required Courses
PE-106Sports Officiating3
PE-110Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
PE-115First Aid and CPR3
PE-195Introduction to Kinesiology3
Electives
Select six units of the following:6
Body Conditioning
Step Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics)
Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)
Strength Training: Circuit
Strength Training: Free Weights
Powerlifting
Exercise Walking
Intermediate Fitness Walking
Beginning Yoga
Beginning Tennis
Intermediate Tennis
Individual and Group Sports: Basketball
Introduction to Volleyball
Individual and Group Sports: Soccer
Intercollegiate Sports: Soccer (Women)
Pre-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)
Off-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women)
Intercollegiate Sports: Football (Men)
Pre-Season Athletics: Football (Men)
Off-Season Athletics: Football (Men)
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Pre-Conference Competition
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Conference and Post- Conference Competition
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men)
Intercollegiate Sports: Volleyball (Women)
Pre-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)
Off-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women)
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Pre-Conference Competition
Intercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Conference and Post- Conference Competition
Pre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)
Off-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women)
Intercollegiate Sports: Baseball (Men)
Pre-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)
Off-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men)
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Men)
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men)
Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Women)
Pre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)
Off-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women)
Intercollegiate Sports: Golf
Pre-Season Athletics: Golf
Off-Season Athletics: Golf
Intercollegiate Sports: Softball (Women)
Pre-Season Athletics: Softball (Women)
Off-Season Athletics: Softball (Women)
Intercollegiate Sports: Beach Volleyball (Women)
Pre-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball ( Women)
Off-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball (Women)
Total Units18

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