Physical Education

This area of study is intended for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for a baccalaureate degree in physical education. Upon successful completion of the baccalaureate degree in Physical Education, graduates are qualified for positions as teachers, coaches or specialists in public and private elementary or secondary schools, colleges and universities as well as other social and recreational agencies which promote physical activity programs.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
MATH 110 CONCEPTS OF MATHEMATICS  3
MATH 111 GENERAL EDUCATION STATISTICS  3
BIOL 110 LIFE SCIENCE  4
BIOL 140 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY  4
CHEM 115 FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY  4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 111 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN EDUCATION ** 3
FCS 110 BASIC NUTRITION  2
HLTH 150 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH  3
PHYED 116 INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION  2
PHYED 136 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT  3
PHYED 205 FITNESS AND WELLNESS  2
PHYED 210 SPORT PSYCHOLOGY  3
PHYED 236 SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
HLTH 120 FIRST AID  2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science.
** Athletic Trainers, take HLTH 121 and an additional PHYED activity course (Spring Semester, Freshmen Year) instead of EDUC 111

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Students who plan to pursue a K-12 teaching degree in order to teach physical education and/or coach, should follow those requirements outlined for the education major through the Social Sciences and Public Services Department.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; PHYED 136; PSY 110; BIOL 110; PHYED 116
Spring Semester 1CHEM 115; FCS 110; ENGL 111; MATH 110; EDUC 111
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; BIOL 140; PHYED 210; MATH 111; Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2SOC 110; PHYED 205; PHYED 236; Humanities; HLTH 150

Program Contact Information

Physical Education Coordinator
CougarPlex

(309)694-5427

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training