Degree/Certificate: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5299.30
SUNY Code: 1485
Major Code: PED
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 (physical education and/or health studies), athletic training, coaching and exercise science. In addition, through the context of the Science, Health and Mathematics Division, we offer a three-credit hour Personal Trainer course with the option of sitting for the certification exam 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 skill acquisition stressing theory and practice to develop competencies and proficiencies will be stressed. The life science 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: 16/17
Total Credit Hours: 16/18
* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.
** Brockport—Select 2 of the following performance courses: PED 178-Softball, PED 164-Beginning Karate, (PED 195-Power Volleyball or PED 168-Racquetball), (PED 126-Archery or PED 140-Golf).
*** Canisius recommends MAT 164, Introduction to Statistics; however, MAT 114, Mathematics for Liberal Arts, will be accepted. Although a 1 credit hour HPE/PED elective will fulfill NCCC degree requirements, Canisius highly recommends completing a 3 credit HPE or HED elective. See your advisor for more details.
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 Athletics Building, is a 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. Our technology, enhancing the professional development of our students, is exemplary. Wireless computers, heart rate monitors, Tri-Fit technology and Dartfish technology are integrated into all classes offered through the Division.
The Personal Trainer course provides in-depth, hands-on training that can lead to a national certification as a personal trainer. If interested, students can take credit courses to expand the Adventure Education component of the degree program.
All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship area of this catalog for specific information and criteria, including the following: