Academic Catalogs

Physical Education and Health, Associate of Arts Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AA_PEHL
Control Number: 18054

Courses within the Physical Education and Health area provide a background in the study and practice of recreational activities, physical fitness, healthy lifestyle issues, and sports.
Some University majors within this area include: Foods and Nutrition, Health, Kinesiology, and Physical Education.

Area of Emphasis

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major theories and concepts of health, nutrition, and fitness to improve one’s overall wellness and to guide others to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  2. Direct, practice, and organize sports and recreation activities.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Select at least 18 units of the following:
A minimum of 9 units must be in non-activity courses such as Health Education, Foods and Nutrition, or Exercise Physiology
Non-activity and Exercise Physiology courses9-18
FN C170Nutrition3
FN C225Nutrition through the Lifecycle3
HLTH C100Personal Health3
HLTH C223Healthy Aging3
KIN C289Exercise Testing and Prescription3
KIN C190Physiology of Exercise3
Physical Education0-9
Any activity course numbered C100 or above
Lifetime Fitness
Tai Chi Beginning
Tai Chi Intermediate
Introduction to Yoga 1
Introduction to Yoga 2
Hatha Yoga 1
Hatha Yoga 2
Power Yoga 1
Power Yoga 2
Relaxation Movements 1
Relaxation Movements 2
Self Defense Arts
Self Defense Arts 2
Subtotal for Area of Emphasis18
Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 18
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60