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Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Associate in Science

(formerly Physical Education)

Curriculum HSE.PED.AS (U230A36)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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:

Upon 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 knowledgeably 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.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

OR

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

5 credits

 

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Mathematics

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 240Human Anatomy & Physiology I #

4 credits

PED 153Foundations of Exercise

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

HTH 120Nutrition Science

3 credits

HTH 281First Aid CPR AED

1 credit

Program electives

6 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.


Program Electives (6):

Course NumberTitleCredits
Program electives chosen from PED and HTH courses

6 credits

 

Optional Third Year for 3 Plus 1 Transfer Option with Concordia University

Sport and Recreation Specialty

(HSE.SPR.AS)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Sport and Recreation Specialty), the graduate will be able to:

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

Semester Five: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 150Principles of Management

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14
GECC Credential achieved.

Semester Six: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 200Introduction to Human Resource Management

3 credits

ECO 102Macroeconomics

3 credits

Sport and Recreation Specialty PED or BUS electives

8 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Sport Managmenet, Fitness and Recreation electives:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PED 106Total Fitness

1 credit

PED 168Theory and Practice of Weight Training

2 credits

PED 180Strength Conditioning and Performance

3 credits

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 201Sports Officiating

2 credits

PED 210Exercise Testing and Prescription

3 credits

PED 275Facilities Management

3 credits

OR

BUS electives selected with advisor

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                     Subtotal: 37-41

Health, Sport and Exercise Science courses
or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    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.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See PED course descriptions.

Chairperson: Julianne Murphy, Ext. 3087