The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPR) program offers an AAS degree that prepares students for leadership roles in health, fitness and recreation as well as a minor when completed in conjunction with a bachelor degree.
In addition, this degree program prepares students for transfer to four year colleges and universities for bachelor degrees in physical education, coaching, health and education, or recreation.
If you are an individual who enjoys (1) physical activity, (2) fitness, (3) sports activity, (4) working with people (young and old) and who is interested in their personal health and the health of others, then this degree program is for you!
Graduates of the Health, Physical Education & Recreation AAS degree program will:
The Health, Physical Education and Recreation curriculum combines courses in health, fitness, wellness, and technology, with an introduction to education, physical education and parks and recreation.
General education courses include an emphasis in life science, anatomy and physiology, and communication skills (verbal and written).
Students in this program will participate in field placements in school and health settings and with the local parks and recreation facilities.
Core Courses (21 Credits)
|Course Code||Course Description||Credits|
|EDU 250||Introduction to Education||3|
|EDU 290||Multicultural Education||3|
|BIO 150||Biology w/Lab||4|
|BIO 220||Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab||4|
|HPR 230||Introduction to Coaching||3|
|HPR 240||Introduction to Physical Education||3|
|GPE 240||Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|ENG 290||English for Elementary Teachers||3|
|MTH 102||Intermediate Algebra||3|
|HPR 200||Introduction to Parks & Recreation||3|
|HPR 242||Principles of Sport Psychology||3|
The HPR AAS degree prepares students for entry-level positions in health, fitness and physical education professions. Potential careers for graduates with an AAS degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation include
Employment projections for graduates with this degree are expected to continue to rise with the increased demand for people to work in health and wellness initiative programs focusing on wellness and healthy living and combating obesity.