The associate degree in physical education prepares students to move into a curriculum
in a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in such areas as exercise
physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy and teaching. The physical educator with
a baccalaureate degree is prepared to enter graduate or professional programs of specialized
study such as adapted physical education, coaching, exercise physiology, physical
therapy and education.
The graduate of the AA program in physical education will:
- Demonstrate and evaluate the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and contribute
to the prevention of adult related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
- Synthesize health education information and apply principles of exercise in order
to improve personal wellness and longevity.
- Acquire program specific information from various sources with which to better appreciate,
analyze, and communicate in different situations, involving diverse individuals and viewpoints.
Santa Maria Campus, Bldg N
805-922-6933 ext. 3227
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Physical Fitness Lab (PFL)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Students must be enrolled in a PE course or community education in order to access
the physical fitness lab or swimming pool.
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