Matthew  Waldon

Matthew Waldon

"The faculty members here at Grand Valley are like none other. They truly want to interact with their students." - Matthew Waldon, public and nonprofit administration major Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Physical Education

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
MA 110 4
PE 184 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
16
Second Semester
EN 102 3
WE 144 1
WE 156 1
World Perspective elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
WE 125 1
WE Activity 1
U.S. Diversity elective 3
BI 117 4
Elective 3
PY 201 3
15
Second Semester
WE Activity 1
MA 215 4
Elective 3
PY 233 or CD 118 3
Science elective 3
14
 

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.S.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA). Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science elective must be a non-BI course.  Social science elective must be a non-PY course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.
  • This guide is appropriate for students seeking K-12 certification. Students seeking teacher certification do not need the U.S. Diversity elective.
  • For students seeking the sports leadership emphasis, the following courses should be considered: For coaching concentration: COM 131, CA 250, OT 213, PE 199 For sports management concentration: COM 131, BA 256, BA 207, BA 283, CO 110.

CAREER OPORTUNITIES

The degree in physical education is designed for the preparation of teachers, coaches, and fitness/wellness leaders. Opportunities in physical education include positions as; teachers, coaches, intramural directors, recreation leaders, athletic officials, athletic administrators, consultants, camp directors, youth leaders, wellness/fitness leaders and administrators and personal trainers.

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