Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education with a specialization in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training for students seeking to become physical education teachers and coaches for those who are training in athletics. Students will develop their leadership abilities in order to function as coaches, leaders and experts in fields of physical activity and managing sporting activity. In addition, students in the program will explore issues in physical education, involving topics such as exercise science, athletic training, athletic coaching education, sports and exercise psychology, and sports leadership.

Students in the program will study through a curriculum which involves advanced studies of athletic coaching and topics in sports management. Those classes include English composition, principles of biology, introduction to physical education, first aid and safety, care and prevention of athletic injuries, college career success seminar, college algebra, introduction to rehabilitation and modalities, public speaking, and athletic training.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated necessary understanding of the role of coaches as educators in sports and physical activity as part of a regular educational curriculum. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of athletic coaches and physical education teachers as leaders of individuals and teams; to demonstrate an understanding of physical education in educational and public settings, to demonstrate an understanding of the science of exercise, including kinesiology and athletic training, and to demonstrate skill in advanced leadership qualities.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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