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Online Degrees & Certificates

AA in Physical Education

Physical Education is a multi-disciplinary educational experience. These choices include the traditional concentrations in teaching and contemporary choices of fitness, dance or athletic emphasis. Students interested in physical education, dance and athletics are candidates for this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will complete this program with the ability to communicate the components of a physical education program to their professional staff.
  • The student will demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and values of a multi-disciplinary program, which satisfy core requirements for many physical education transfer majors, including the traditional concentrations in teaching and contemporary choices of fitness, dance and athletic emphasis..

Associate Degree Requirements

Units required for Major: 37-38
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 105, 108 or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking.

A minimum of 90 units is required to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general eduation patterns:
    • Foothill General Education
    • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or
    • the Intersegmental Genearl Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (31-32 units)
  • Support courses (6 units)
  • Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.

NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree or certificates.

Online Courses for Physical Education

The courses listed BELOW are offered as online courses at least once every two years. Please see online Schedule of Classes for verification.

 NOTE: Students having difficulty attaining an associate degree because of timing or availability of classes should consult with a counselor to submit a petition for course substitution.

Core Courses (31-32 units)

BIOL 10 General Biology: Basic Principles 5
KINS 1 Introduction to Kinesiology 5
KINS 2 Sport in Society 5
KINS 3 Theories & Techniques of Coaching Sports 4
or DANC 10  Topics in Dance History 5
KINS 4 Concepts of Physical Fitness & Wellness 4
KINS 8A Theory & Concepts of Exercise Physiology 5
KINS 16B Emergency Athletic Injury Care 3

Support Courses (6 units) 

KINS 10 Women in Sports 5
KINS 54 Introduction to Sports Management 4

Elective Courses (recommended units)

These courses are recommended to fulfill the additional elective requirements to reach 90 units for the degree as they augment the major:

BIOL 40A Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5
CHEM 30A Survey of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry 5
DANC 10 * Topics in Dance History 5
KINS 9 Basic Nutrition for Sports & Fitness 5
KINS 15 First Aid & CPR/AED 1
KINS 16A Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
KINS 16C Treatment & Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries 3
KINS 51 Performance Enhancing Substances in Sport & Exercise 4
PSYC 1 General Psychology 5
or PSYC 1H Honors General Psychology 5

* May be completed only once for credit to satisfy degree requirements.

Note that this is a list of fully online courses that satisfy degree requirement.

For a list of on-campus courses that satisfy degree requirements,  please visit Physical Education 2020-2021 Degree & Certificates..

Based on the 2020 - 2021 degree program.