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 Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate competency in written and oral communication appropriate to their teacher education focus.
  • Students will research, analyze, and evaluate learning theories, strategies, and technology relevant to classroom instruction.
  • Students will research and apply current instructional strategies, pedagogical trends, and best practices to curriculum development.
  • Students will develop and implement various forms of assessment to monitor and manage student learning.
  • Students will develop an in-depth understanding of basic concepts, terminology, and techniques appropriate to their area of study in teacher education.
  • Students will differentiate instruction for students of all abilities.
  • Students will create lesson plans and develop instructional strategies based on state curriculum and INTASC standards.

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

  • COM101  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

* Minimum C grade required for this major.

Core Courses (8 credits)

  • EDU105  Career in Analysis in Education*  1
  • EDU201  Foundations of Education*  3
  • EDU275  Teaching Lab*  1
  • HEA209  Health & PE for Elementary Classroom Teacher*  3
  • PSY211  Educational Psych*  3

* Minimum C grade required for this major.

Concentration Coursework (20 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