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 3-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 anatomy and physiology prepares students for baccalaureate-level required sciences. In addition, students will complete requirements in general education 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 fall, spring and summer.
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 or summer semester.
Dual Admissions & Articulation Agreements
Canisius College (Dual Admissions)
Sage College of Albany (Articulation Agreement)
SUNY College at Brockport (Articulation Agreement)
SUNY College at Cortland (Articulation Agreement)
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
Program 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
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.
There are several scholarships available to NCCC students. Scholarship deadline dates vary each semester. For more information, please visit the scholarship webpage at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/scholarships. The NCCC Scholarship Office is located within the Financial Aid Complex, A-114 or by phone (716) 614-6205.