Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Area of Emphasis in Health and Physical Education (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, Personal Trainer.

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)*
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:
HW 001Personal and Community Health *3
HW 003First Aid/CPR/AED3
HW 007Sports Health *3
HW/SMED 060Concepts in Health and Fitness3
HW 104Drugs and Society3
HW/NUTR 119Nutrition for Fitness3
NUTR 018Nutrition *3
SMED 040Introduction to Sports Injuries3
Select nine units from the following physical education courses:
PEAC 001Aerobic Conditioning1
PEAC 002Non-Impact Aerobics1
PEAC 003Step Aerobics1
PEAC 004Circuit Training1
PEAC 008Beginning Swimming1
PEAC 009Intermediate Swimming1
PEAC 010Advanced Swimming1
PEAC 011Swimming for Fitness1
PEAC 015Fundamentals of Baseball1
PEAC 017Techniques of Baseball1
PEAC 021Beginning Basketball1
PEAC 022Intermediate Basketball1
PEAC 025Fundamentals of Football1
PEAC 026Conditioning for Football1
PEAC 036Stretch and Tone1
PEAC 037Pilates Mat Class1
PEAC 038Introduction to Yoga1
PEAC 039Hatha Yoga Fundamentals1
PEAC 042Soccer1
PEAC 052Beginning Tennis1
PEAC 053Intermediate Tennis1
PEAC 056Beginning Track and Field1
PEAC 060Varsity Performance 12
PEAC 061Varsity Performance 22
PEAC 064Beginning Volleyball1
PEAC 065Intermediate Volleyball1
PEAC 068Beginning Fitness Walking1
PEAC 069Intermediate Fitness Walking1
PEAC 070Walk/Jog for Aerobic Fitness1
PEAC 071Cross Interval Training1
PEAC 074Beginning Weight Training1
PEAC 075Intermediate Weight Training1
PEAC 076Advanced Strength and Body Building Principles2
IA 001ADIntercollegiate Varsity Baseball3
IA 002ADIntercollegiate Men's Basketball1.5
IA 003ADIntercollegiate Women's Basketball1.5
IA 006ADIntercollegiate Football3
IA 008ADIntercollegiate Women's Softball3
IA 012ADIntercollegiate Women's Tennis3
IA 016ADIntercollegiate Women's Volleyball3
IA 023ADIntercollegiate Track and Field3
IA 024ADIntercollegiate Cross Country3
IA 029ADIntercollegiate Swimming/Diving3
IA 030ADIntercollegiate Women's Soccer3
IA 031ADIntercol Women's Equestrian1.5
IA 032ADIntercollegiate Men's Soccer3
IA 047ADStrategies of Sport1
IA 049ADPerformance of Sport1
IA 051ADPower Lifting for Athletes2
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.
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).