Physical Education Studies
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Program Description

The mission of the Associate in Science Physical Education Studies Program is to provide students with a solid foundation of learning experiences which will enable them to seamlessly transfer into a four-year program pursuing a degree in Physical Education. The curriculum accomplishes this task by providing a unique set of courses which were written incorporating the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards for Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers. These specialty Physical Education Studies courses are then merged with a strong base of courses designed to meet SUNY General Education requirements. Finally, students learn first-hand about their career path by shadowing professional educators engaged in the field in Western New York schools. Taken together, this coordination of learning and experiences will lead to solid transfer opportunities at four-year institutions in the physical education specialty area.

After graduation from ECC, a student in this career field can pursue a bachelor's degree program that will allow him/her to graduate with a teaching certification in physical education.

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department offers many health, physical education, therapeutic recreation and recreation courses on all three ECC campuses. This allows students to experience a wide variety of course offerings tailored to their specific career goals.

As the site for the 1993 World University Games, ECC has world-class athletic facilities. The administration at ECC has seen fit to support the HPER department with the financial resources necessary to acquire cutting edge physical education equipment for our student's use. This allows our students to learn and practice on state of the art technology and equipment that they will be expected to use when they enter the workforce.

For more information, call (716) 851-1745 or e-mail

Degree: Associate in Science
Hegis: 5299.30
Curriculum Code: 1485
Campus Location: City, North, South and Distance
Business and Public Service Division

Available at:
City, North, South and Distance

Pre-Admission Recommendations:
Physical Education/Athletic Participation or Interest


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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