Physical Education And Health - Garrett College
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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.

Program Goals

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.

Program Benefits

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

Career Goals

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
  • Coaching

Physical Education & Health, Teaching and/or Coaching concentration
Teacher Education A.A. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

GER Required Credits (32 Credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
  • ENG102  Comp II—Intro to Literature  3
  • HIS111  American History to 1865
    or  HIS112  American History since 1865
    or  HIS121   Twentieth Century World   3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • PSY101  General Psychology  3
  • GEO201  Culture Geography  3


  • BIO101  General Biology I  4
  • BIO200  Human Anatomy & Phys I  4


  • MAT105  College Algebra  3
    or MAT210   Introductory Statistics    3

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • EDU246  Educational Technology  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
  • EDU251  Adapting Instr. for Diverse Learners  3
  • EDU275  Teaching Lab  1
  • HEA234  School Health Content  3
  • PSY211  Educational Psych  3