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Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Associate in Science

(formerly Physical Education)

Curriculum HSE.PED.AS (U230A36)

Triton’s Health, Sport and Exercise Science department offers a program that is as diverse as Triton’s student body. If you want to major in Physical Education, Health or Exercise Science, want to be involved in sports or are simply interested in keeping fit, you can choose from a variety of transferable credit courses/concentrations. The schedule shown below is provided as guidance to students seeking the associate in science degree.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Health, Sport and Exercise Science) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • differentiate the various professions to knowledgably enter the field of health, sport, and exercise science;
  • describe the dimensions of health that impact personal wellness;
  • identify leadership and professional skills within the field of health, sport, and exercise science;
  • prepare nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle behavioral plans to safely lose, gain, and maintain normal body composition; and
  • describe the impact of physical activity and nutrition on the human body.

General Education Core

12 courses (41-42 semester credits)

See Associate in Science degree requirements, (ASD.AS.AS (U230A)) for a list of applicable general education courses.

Communications:

Three courses (nine semester credits)

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Note: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Two courses (six credits) with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Recommended Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses:

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Two courses (six semester credits) with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from Fine Arts. Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course. These courses are notated with an asterisk (*) on the Associate in Science degree requirements page.

See Associate in Science degree requirements, (ASD.AS.AS (U230A)) for a list of applicable general education courses.

Mathematics:

Two courses (seven semester credits)

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

and one of the following:
MAT 101 #Quantitative Literacy

3 credits

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 124 #Finite Mathematics

3 credits

Physical and Life Sciences:

Three courses (13 - 14 semester credits) with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences.

See Associate in Science degree requirements, (ASD.AS.AS (U230A)) for a list of applicable general education courses.

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

and two of the following:
BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

PHY 101 #General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5 credits

Required Health, Sport and Exercise Science Core

BIS 240 #Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

HTH 120Nutrition Science

3 credits

PED 153Foundations of Exercise

3 credits

 

HTH 281First Aid & CPR

2 credits

OR

PED 106Total Fitness

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:13-14

Areas of Concentration:

Athletic Training Concentration:

(HSE.ATH.AS)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Health, Sport and Exercise Science in Athletics) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to prevent, evaluate, rehabilitate, and apply first aid techniques for sport injuries.

Must complete 6 credit hours from the following courses:

PED 200Introduction to Biomechanics

3 credits

HTH 220Athletic Training Techniques

3 credits

HTH 221Sport Specific Training and Rehabilitation

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Physical Education/Coaching Concentration:

(HSE.COA.AS)

Must complete 6 credit hours from the following courses:

HTH 220Athletic Training Techniques

3 credits

PED 150Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport

3 credits

PED 194Principles of Coaching

3 credits

PED 196Sport and Exercise Psychology

3 credits

PED 197Sociology of Sport

3 credits

PED 201Sports Officiating

2 credits

PED PED Activity course

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:6

Health and Wellness Concentration:

(HSE.WNT.AS)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Health, Sport and Exercise Science in Health and Wellness) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe lifestyle strategies to improve health and wellness.

Must complete 6 credit hours from the following courses:

HTH 110Public Health and Wellness

3 credits

HTH 175Drug & Alcohol Education

3 credits

HTH 202Culture and Food

3 credits

PSY 207 #Health Psychology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Sport Management, Fitness and Recreation Concentration:

(HSE.SPR.AS)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Health, Sport and Exercise Science in Sport Management) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • explain business and management strategies in varied fields of health, sport, and exercise science.

Must complete 6 credit hours from the following courses:

PED 194Principles of Coaching

3 credits

PED 195Introduction to Sport Management

3 credits

PED 196Sport and Exercise Psychology

3 credits

PED 197Sociology of Sport

3 credits

PED 275Facilities Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

General education requirements:

AS degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Health, Sport and Exercise Science courses or other electives for AS degree

Total Credit Hours:19-23

See PED course descriptions.

The number of required elective credit is determined by the program option completed.

Chairperson: Julianne Murphy, Ext. 3087

General Education electives must be selected from the AS Degree Requirements list and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AS Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject