What will I learn?

Physical education provides opportunities for students to gain current knowledge of physical fitness facts, healthful living practices, leisure time pursuits, stress management techniques, and to receive instruction in the skills necessary for successful participation in activities necessary for optimum health and physical efficiency.

The profession is based on the philosophy that physical education is an academic discipline, an essential portion of the General Education process. Further, the physical education curriculum is centered on the concept that movement skills, intellectual development, physical fitness and healthful living practices are elements of life that must be taught and reinforced. Specific knowledge, skills and practice techniques that best benefit the student do not just happen. Instruction, analysis and evaluation by a credentialed professional is essential for implementing this philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

The general degree in Physical Education is intended for individuals who wish to obtain entry-level positions in health clubs, the YMCA, youth sports organizations or camps. This degree will also help prepare students to transfer into a kinesiology program at a four-year university.

  • Articulate the differences between Physical Education and Athletics.
  • Recognize the potential for service to the individual, community and society provided by Physical Education and Athletics.
  • Describe the role of PE/Kinesiology as an academic discipline and its role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of functional human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and demonstrate proficiency in a variety of physical activity skills.
  • Develop appropriate physical training programs for adults based on demonstrated knowledge of coronary risk factor analysis, exercise prescription and nutritional guidelines established by industry standards

Which department am I in?

Santa Barbara City College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,784.00 per year
Fall and Spring: USD $366 per unit for two semesters (12 units); Summer: USD $1,464 (4 units @ USD $366 per unit)
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 May 2022, 15 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 27 June 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Schott Campus

310 W. Padre Street,

SANTA BARBARA,

California,

93105, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,784.00 per year
Fall and Spring: USD $366 per unit for two semesters (12 units); Summer: USD $1,464 (4 units @ USD $366 per unit)
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 May 2022, 15 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 27 June 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Wake Campus

300 N. Turnpike Road,

SANTA BARBANA,

California,

93111, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Graduates of high schools or equivalent are eligible for admission, with the equivalent of a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Students must be 18 years or older by the start of the semester without restrictions.

English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 450, CBT 160, IBT 60; iTEP: 3.0; IELTS: 5.5; IGCSE: C; GTEC CBT: 1030; Pearson Test of English: 45; PTE Academic: 44; STEP-Eiken: Grade Pre-1.

Application deadlines: Fall Semester: June 15; Spring Semester: November 1; Summer Session: May 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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