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Associate in Arts - Pre-Major
Physical Education

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer course. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represent one way in which program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Arts

A1010J
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day, Evening, Partial Online
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts ** ** 0 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    13 3 0 17

Spring Semester
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 0 0 3
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts ** ** 0 3
   
    12 5 0 17

Fall Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
Select one:
___ ___
Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
  OR        
___ ___
History Core (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
   
    15 4 0 17

Spring Semester
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ PED Elective-activity course 0 3 0 1
___ ___ PED Elective-activity course 0 3 0 1
   
    0 6 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Physical Education. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Arts A10100 and your academic advisor for all Core and Professional choices.

Required:

CIS 110, PED 110, 2 PED activity courses

Communication Core:

One 3 credit hour course

Recommended:

 BIO 111 and BIO 112; COM 231; ENG 112; MAT 155 and MAT 155A; MAT 161; and PSY 150

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

Admission to the Major at a Public Senior Institution
Grade-point-average requirements vary, and admission is competitive across the several programs in Physical Education. Admission to teacher-licensure programs requires satisfactory scores on PRAXIS I and II.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.