Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration, Associate of Arts

This area of concentration is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Physical Education. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this concentration should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with the program coordinator for information about specific requirements.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the educational goals and objectives of the professional preparation for physical education, exercise science, and sport;
  2. identify the specialized physical education and sport areas of study including philosophy, history, sociology, sport & exercise psychology, motor development, motor learning, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports medicine, sport pedagogy, sports management, and adapted physical activity;
  3. demonstrate competency in writing learning outcomes and lesson plans and apply this knowledge while teaching a movement or skill in a class setting;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, components of health and sports related fitness, and the guidelines for designing and implementing fitness and sports programs;
  5. demonstrate competency in fitness and skills in individual sport, team sports, and aquatics; and
  6. transfer to a 4 year institution as a physical education major, with junior year status.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Physical Education prepares students to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and ultimately enter the teaching profession.

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Area of Concentration – Physical Education

Program Code

A 245

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Dundalk, John Reed
443-840-3713 or

Additional Information:


Courses Needed for this Area of Concentration*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.

  • Arts and Humanities (use Critical Thinking requirement) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (CHEM 131 or PHYS 101) 4 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (must be a Diversity course) 3 Credit(s).

Concentration Requirements and Electives - 24-26 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence:
Critical Thinking:

Choose one from this list:

Other Program Requirements:
Program Electives:

Select 1-6 credits from the following list of electives to attain 60 credits for the degree.  A student's selection of General Education electives will determine the total elective credits required to reach 60 credits.  Additional courses beyond those listed below may be used to complete the degree requirements with the approval of the Program Coordinator/Academic Dean.  Electives should be chosen based on requirements of the transfer institution.


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**These classes also fulfill General Education Electives.