Associate in Applied Science
The Physical Education Associate in Science prepares students for transfer to a four-year physical education bachelor's degree program.
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Students will study a foundational general education curriculum along with courses in nutrition, health, recreation, fitness and wellness, and sport psychology. Students enjoy learning at the ICC state-of-the-art sports complex and Fitness Center.
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) guarantees your ICC associate degree satisfies general education courses needed to transfer.
Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Teacher, Coach, Physical Education Specialist, Recreation Director, Fitness Center Teacher, Fitness Center Director
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Physical Education Program?
Take your love of health and wellness into a career as a teacher or coach. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- High school classes in English, math and science are beneficial.
- Participation in high school athletics is also helpful.
What Can I Expect As a Physical Education Student?
- A general education curriculum along with 13 credit hours in physical education courses.
- Introductory courses in health and nutrition.
- Students who plan to pursue a K-12 teaching degree in order to teach PE and/or coach should follow the requirements outlined for the education major.
- Transfer opportunities to these common ICC choices: Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, and Eureka College.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.