Physical Education & Health
Physical Education may be a vague memory for many, but physical activity and healthy living practices we learned stayed with us. Start here to ensure healthy and physically active lifestyles are part of the lives of future students.
Why choose Garrett for Physical Education & Health - Teaching/Coaching?
Garrett College Teacher Education programs are highly committed to providing pre-service teachers with the highest quality education to properly prepare them for the rigors of teaching in the 21st century. By educating teacher candidates in theory, analytical thinking, practical methods, and the latest proven methods, we strive to give candidates the necessary tools to become effective and efficient educational leaders. This concentration gives students the option for those who are interested in teaching and/or coaching.
NOTE: Students wanting to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a coaching pathway should consider following this concentration.
Teacher Education Degrees
Garrett College awards an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree to graduates of the Teacher Education Physical Education & Health concentration.
Information Literacy Skills: Students will incorporate information literacy skills that will evidence their ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to complete assignments.
Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication appropriate to their teacher education focus (early childhood, elementary, secondary education).
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: Students will research, analyze, and evaluate learning theories, strategies, and technology relevant to classroom instruction. Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to manage classroom activities and behavior.
Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students will demonstrate competent understanding of the life sciences, physical sciences, earth science, and mathematics as required for teacher certification.
Information Management Skills: Students will utilize technology in preparing reports and presentations appropriate to their area of study in teacher education.
Academic and Technical Proficiency in the Major: Students will demonstrate the skills required for a successful career in teaching including objective observation of students, developing lesson plans, and classroom management.
Students in the Physical Education & Health – Teaching and/or Coaching concentration get high educational value at Garrett College with the following:
- Transferability of most credits in many regional four-year institutions
- Broad educational foundation
- Affordable start to a four-year degree
Garrett's Physical Education & Health - Teaching and/or Coaching concentration prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a career in any of the following general or specialty fields:
- Physical education teacher
- Physical Fitness programming
- Health education
Physical Education & Health –Teaching and/or Coaching Concentration Teacher Education A.A. Degree
Total Credit Hours Required 60
GER Required Credits (32 Credits)
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
- SPC101 Intro to Communication 3
- ENG102 Comp II—Intro to Literature 3
American History to 1865
or HIS112 American History since 1865
or HIS121 Twentieth Century World 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- PSY101 General Psychology 3
- SOC101 Principles of Sociology
Two GER Science courses from the following
BIO101 General Biology I
or MAT210 Introductory Statistics 3
- CIS105 Intro to Computers 3
Core Courses (14 credits)
- BIO130 Principles of Nutrition 3
- HEA152 Foundations of Health Education 3
- PED117 Personalized Health & Fitness 2
- PED150 First Aid 3
- PED152 Foundations of Physical Education 3
Teaching Concentration Courses (14 credits)
- EDU105 Career in Analysis in Education 1
- EDU201 Foundations of Education 3
- EDU210 Intro Excepctional Individual 3
- EDU275 Teaching Lab 1
- PSY102 Human Growth & Development 3
- PSY211 Educational Psych 3
Successful completion of PRAXIS CORE may be required for entry into many education programs. Students are highly encouraged to complete the PRAXIS CORE exam before applying to a transfer institution.
G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.