Coordinator, Aquatics & Wellness
Senior Administrative AssistantJoshua Nichols
850.769.1551 ext. 3831
Physical Education, AA
Do You Have a Passion for Physical Education?
Would you like to educate young people about physical fitness, exercise, and general health? If you’re interested in becoming an educator and instructing students about physical fitness, Gulf Coast State College can you help you prepare for a career in physical education.
The purpose of this transfer track is to prepare you for a career in teaching physical education in grades K ‐ 12 or other related fields such as sports business specialization, fitness management specialization, coaching specialization, and athletic training specialization. You are encouraged to be familiar with the admissions requirements at the university you plan to attend. You may have additional requirements for admission to a teacher‐preparatory program. Please contact a GCSC adviser or the transfer institution for further guidance.
The state of Florida requires a thorough background check by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement prior to students entering the classroom for observations. The college requires the submission of written verification of approved and completed background checks before students may complete on‐site course requirements. Student doing observations in school systems must go to the district in which they will do their observations and comply with the requirements of that system. The students will be required to pay a fee for the cost of the background check.
Physical Education Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
MAC1105, College Algebra
MAC2311, Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
MGF1106, Mathematics for Liberal Arts
MGF1107, Survey of Mathematics
BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I
EDF2085, Introduction to Diversity for Educators
EME2040, Introduction to Technology for Educators
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab
BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II
BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology Lab
PEN or PEM Activity Classes
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What can you do with Physical Education Associate of Arts?
In this field, people find careers as:
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
University of Miami
Florida State University
Are you ready to get started?
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