• Physical Education - Exercise and Sport Science


  • Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Physical and health education programs prepare students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop and maintain healthy, active and lifelong lifestyles. The field includes opportunities in health, nutrition, exercise science, sports medicine, sports psychology, wellness and fitness management.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Identify and/or demonstrate behaviors and/or concepts that promote optimal health and prevent disease
    • Identify societal factors (family, peers, culture, media, technology, etc.) that can influence personal health and wellness
    • Demonstrate goal-setting techniques to enhance physical/skill performance
    • Demonstrate goal-setting techniques to enhance one or more dimension(s) of wellness
    • Demonstrate a proficiency in a physical/skill performance
    • Apply leadership techniques

    The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a physical education degree at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-19 of the printed catalog.

    Students receiving financial aid must be certificate or degree seeking and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

    Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

    Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

    Oregon transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the second year of a language other than English (201-203 or equivalent).

    For alternative degree opportunities, please refer to Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education degree, page 127 of the printed catalog.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 5
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions1 5
    PE131 Introduction to Physical Education 3
    WR121 English Composition 4
    17
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    CH105 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II 5
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry/Geometry 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI112 Biology for Allied Health 5
    CH106 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry III 5
    Health and Physical Education elective3 3
    Humanities requirement2 3-4
    16-17
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
    CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
    PSY201 General Psychology 4
    Health and Physical Education electives3 6
    18
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
    PE270 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
    PSY237 Human Development 4
    SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
    Health and Physical Education elective3 3
    18
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III 4
    HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 3
    Humanities requirement2 3-4
    Health and Physical Education electives3 6
    16-17

    1 Prerequisite. See course descriptions.
    2 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 18 of the printed catalog.
    3 Suggested electives:

    Transfer Schools' Web Links
    School Link
    Eastern Oregon State eou.edu/cobe/physh/
    Oregon State University health.oregonstate.edu
    Southern Oregon University sou.edu/hpe/index.html
    Portland State University pdx.edu/physical-ed/
    Western Oregon University wou.edu/education/healthpe/index.php
    University of Oregon physiology.uoregon.edu