Brian  Parks

Brian Parks

"Being supported by Grand Valley to go to conferences was mind blowing to me. It helped me dream a little bit bigger." - Brian Parks '08, Financial Analyst, Herman Miller Read More

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Southwestern Michigan College

Program Guide: Physical Education

First Year

First Semester
ENGL 103 3
World Perspectives elective 3
MATH 105 3
Elective 3
PSYC 101 3
Second Semester
ENGL 104 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
BIOL 201 5
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Social Science elective 3
Math/Science elective 3
Elective 3
Humanities elective 3
MATH 150 3


  • Degree offered: B.S.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year. Few of the prerequisite courses are  available at SMC.
  • World Perspectives elective:  GERM 202, PHIL 201, SOCI 101, SPAN 202
  • U.S. Diversity elective:  SOCI 202, SOCI 203, SOCI 240
  • This guide fulfills the MACRAO agreement.  Please check with a community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • Students interested in teacher certification should take PSYC 205,


The degree in physical education is designed for the preparation of teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, and fitness/wellness leaders. Opportunities in physical education include positions as: teachers (K-12), coaches, intramural directors, recreation leaders, athletic officials, athletic administration, consultants, camp directors, youth leaders, wellness/fitness leaders and administrators, athletic trainers and personal trainers.

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