Health, Sport & Exercise Science

(formerly Physical Education)

Curriculum HSE.PED.AS (U230A36)

Triton’s Health, Sport and Exercise Science department offers a program that is as diverse as Triton’s student body. If you want to major in Physical Education, Health or Exercise Science, want to be involved in sports or are simply interested in keeping fit, you can choose from a variety of transferable credit courses/concentrations. The schedule shown below is provided as guidance to students seeking the associate in science degree.

General Education Core2
13 courses (40-41 semester credits)

Communications: Three courses (nine semester credits)

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I1

3

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II1

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

 

9

Note: Grade of "C" or better is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102

Social & Behavioral Sciences: Three courses (nine semester credits) with courses selected from at least two disciplines

Recommended Social & Behavioral Sciences Courses:

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

 

Plus one course from Social & Behavioral Sciences

3

 

 

 

9

Humanities & Fine Arts2: Three courses (nine semester credits) with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from Fine Arts. Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course. These courses are notated with an asterisk (*).

Mathematics2: Two courses (six semester credits)

Physical & Life Sciences2: Two courses with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences.

Required Health, Sport & Exercise Science Core

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health

2

 

HTH 120

Principles of Nutrition

3

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

 

PED 106

Total Fitness

1

 

PED 153

Foundations of Exercise

3

 

 

PED elective3

0-1

 

 

 

11-12

AREA OF CONCENTRATION COURSES (12-13 semester credits) Students will choose courses from one of the following areas:

Physical Education Teaching Concentration:
(HSE.PET.AS)

 

PED 150

Introduction to Physical Education

2

 

PED 159

Selected Team and Recreation Sports

3

 

PED 169

Elementary School Games

3

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EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3

 

PED

Team or Individual Sports elective1

1

 

 

 

12

Athletic Training Concentration:
(HSE.ATH.AS)

 

HTH 220

Athletic Training Techniques

3

 

HTH 221

Sport Specific Training and Rehabilitation

3

 

PED 200

Introduction to Biomechanics

3

 

PED 210

Exercise, Testing and Prescription

3

 

 

 

12

Coaching Concentration:
(HSE.COA.AS)

 

HTH 220

Athletic Training Techniques

3

 

PED 168

Theory & Practice of Weight Training

2

 

PED 194

Principles of Coaching

3

 

PED 196

Sport & Exercise Psychology or

 

 

PED 197

Sociology of Sport

3

 

PED

Team or Individual Sports elective1

1

 

 

 

12

Wellness and Nutrition Concentration:
(HSE.WNT.AS)

 

HTH 175

Drug and Alcohol Education

3

 

HTH 202

Culture and Food

3

 

HTH 210

Lifestyle for Wellness

3

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PSY 207

Health Psychology

3

 

 

 

12

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Health, Sport & Exercise Science courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See PED course descriptions.

1 Grade of ‘C’ or better is an IAI requirement

2 See Associate in Science degree requirements, (ASD.AS.AS (U230A)) for a list of applicable general education courses.

3The number of required elective credit is determined by the program option completed.

Chairperson: Julianne Murphy, Ext. 3087