Physical Education Studies, A.S.
The Physical Education Studies program prepares students with a solid foundation of learning experiences which will enable them to seamlessly transfer into a four-year degree program in Physical Education or a related discipline. The major accomplishes this task by offering courses that have been identified to optimally prepare students for success in Physical Education Teacher preparation programs. The Physical Education Studies courses are offered in a well planned sequence that meets the SUNY General Education requirements. Students learn first-hand about their career path through multiple opportunities for professional development that include shadowing professional educators in Western New York schools. The coordination of classroom learning and practical experiences lead to solid transfer opportunities at four-year institutions.
Program Goals and Objectives
- To prepare students for transfer into a teacher education program or related discipline at a four-year institution.
- To facilitate the successful completion of all SUNY General Education Requirements prior to graduation.
- To certify students in: First Aid/CPR, Lifeguard Training, NCSF Personal Trainer Certification, SAVE, and Child Abuse recognition.
2018-2019 HPER Major
of the Year
"During my time as a Physical Education major at NCCC I was provided incredible opportunities for learning and growth. In school I had many incredible professors full of knowledge and passion for our field. Each person you come across is happy to be there, and happy to help. The program allows us to grow and learn to the best of our abilities with an abundance of help and knowledge from everyone involved. During my time here I was given the opportunity for volunteering in our field at amazing events, such as "Girls in Sport"; as well as the chance to travel to the annual NYSAPHERD Conference in Verona, NY. I have learned so much in my time at NCCC and now have the opportunity to further my education at Canisius College. I have learned so much as a Physical Educator, and as a person. I cannot thank the staff and my fellow students enough for the opportunities I have been given.“