Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Health and Physical Education - Not for Transfer (AA)

Division: Student Services

This degree provides an opportunity for students who are not intending to transfer to a four-year university to earn an Associate of Arts Degree with an area of emphasis in Health and Physical Education. This degree is designed to provide an introductory foundation in health and physical education and to prepare students for life in the global community by developing a core of knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for personal and professional success. The health and nutrition courses emphasize practical and theoretical knowledge necessary for maintenance of physical and mental health. The physical education and intercollegiate athletics courses provide students the opportunity to develop active and healthy life styles.

Program Outcomes

  • Evaluate behaviors that promote health and well being.
  • Relate the impact of physical and mental health to living a fulfilling life.
  • Identify and appraise a variety of career paths within the field of health and nutrition.

Career Opportunities

Camp Counselor, Campground Attendant, Outdoor Activity Leader, Outdoor Recreation Assistant, Tour Guide, Assistant Community Education Worker.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
Required Major Courses (18 Units)18
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18-unit minimum.
Select nine units from the following health and wellness courses:
Personal & Community Health *
First Aid/CPR/AED
Sports Health *
Concepts in Health & Fitness
Drugs and Society
Nutrition for Fitness
Nutrition *
Intro to Sports Injuries
Select nine units from the following physical education courses:
Aerobic Conditioning
Non-Impact Aerobics
Step Aerobics
Circuit Training
Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming
Advanced Swimming
Swimming for Fitness
Fundamentals of Baseball
Techniques of Baseball
Beginning Basketball
Intermediate Basketball
Fundamentals of Football
Conditioning for Football
Stretch and Tone
Pilates Mat Class
Introduction to Yoga
Hatha Yoga Fundamentals
Beginning Tennis
Intermediate Tennis
Beginning Track and Field
Varsity Performance 1
Varsity Performance 2
Beginning Volleyball
Intermediate Volleyball
Beginning Fitness Walking
Intermediate Fitness Walking
Walk/Jog for Aerobic Fitness
Cross Interval Training
Beginning Weight Training
Intermediate Weight Training
Adv Strength/Body Bldg Prin.
Intercol Men's Baseball
Intercol Men's Basketball
Intercol Women's Basketball
Intercol Football
Intercollegiate Women Softball
Intercol Women's Tennis
Intercol Women's Volleyball
Intercol Track and Field
Intercol Cross Country
Intercollegiate Swim/Diving
Intercol Women's Soccer
intercol Women's Equestrian
Intercollegiate Men's Soccer
Strategies of Sport
Performance of Sport
Power Lifting for Athletes
Electives (25 Units)25
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Courses meet General Education requirements and 6 units may double count above in COS-GE. Also, any of the PE or IA courses required for this major will meet the PE subject requirement for graduation and 2 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).