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.
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.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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