Associate in Science
This two-year program is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and experiences that will prepare them for transfer to a baccalaureate program for fields such as teacher preparation, athletic training, coaching and exercise science. In addition, through the context of the Health and Physical Education Division, we offer a three-credit hour Certified Personal Trainer course with the possibility of certification through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF).
The NCCC Approach
Performance course work includes classes in aquatics, dance, goal sports, net and wall sports, outdoor activities, personal performance activities, target sports, striking and fielding sports. Knowledge and skills acquisition stressing theory and practice to develop competencies and proficiencies will be stressed. The life sciences component of either anatomy and physiology or human biology prepares students for baccalaureate-level required sciences. In addition, students will complete requirements in the humanities, arts & media, social sciences, mathematics and computer technology, providing a general education component to prepare them for life experiences in a changing society. Through the advisement process faculty will work individually with students to assist in course selection based upon transfer interest.
Students admitted in September and January.
Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than four semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring semester.
Dual Admissions & Articulation Agreements
Canisius College (Dual admissions)
Sage College of Albany (Articulation only)
SUNY College at Brockport (Articulation only)
SUNY College at Cortland (Articulation only)
Program Goals and Objectives
- Prepare students for transfer into a teacher preparation program at a four-year institution.
- Facilitate the completion of 10 of 10 General Education Requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, students will:
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained by successful completion of physical education activity coursework.
- Complete the SAVE workshop.
- Complete the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting seminar and recognize and report signs of abuse.
- Incorporate the New York State Teaching Standards into daily lesson plans.
- Complete a satisfactory teaching portfolio.
- Complete 30 hours of physical education field placement hours required by the State Education Department.
Total Credit Hours: 15/18
Total Credit Hours: 16/17
Total Credit Hours: 16/18
* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.
** Brockport—Select 2 of the following activity classes: PED 178-Softball, PED 164-Beginning Karate,
(PED 195-Power Volleyball or PED 168-Racquetball), (PED 126-Archery or PED 140-Golf).
**/*** Canisius—PED 235-Adventure Education II, PED 142-Physical Fitness, HED 207-Community Health
***(additional 3 hours listed prepares students for transfer).
Cortland—PED 142-Physical Fitness, PED 164-Beginning Karate, SPE 102-Public Speaking
+ SPE 101, Speech Communication—Brockport, PHI 169, Philosophy of Religion—Canisius, SPE 102, Public Speaking—Cortland
Housed within the Health & Physical Education complex, is a new state of-the-art Health Education Center (HEC). A 2,500 square foot fitness center includes the latest Cybex equipment and a number of the most popular cardiovascular machines currently on the market. In addition, NCCC Athletics facility houses an Olympic-sized pool, two gymnasiums, dance studio, racquetball and squash courts. The NCCC Athletics & Intramural/Recreation Department is comprised of 11 athletic teams and numerous intramural and recreation programs and events. The NCCC Health Education Center offers health improvement opportunities for adolescents and adults in the community. Our technology, aimed at the professional development of our students, is exemplary. To enhance our Physical Education Studies program and provide students with the most up-to-date technology-based information, wireless computers have been added to a brand new classroom where you will also find Polar and Tri-Fit technology to be used in various classes offered through the Health and Physical Education Division.
The required Personal Trainer Certification course provides in-depth, hands-on training that can lead to a national certification as a certified personal trainer. To further enhance our vision within the Health and Physical Education Division, a low- and high-ropes course is on site and is adjacent to the Health & Physical Education complex. If interested, students can take PED credit courses to further experience the Adventure Education component.
All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship area of this catalog for specific information and criteria, including the following: