Your Curriculum

Physical Education/Exercise and Sport Science

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Daryle Broadsword: 503-491-7350 - Room PE 157

Cindy Harnly: 503-491-7355 - Room PE 160

Matt Hart: 503-491-7455 - Room PE 158

Keith Maneval: 503-491-7140 - Room PE 161

Fred Schnell: 503-491-6984 - Room PE 159

Physical education is the study of sport, athletics, exercise and fitness. Historically, the major has prepared students to be teachers of Physical Education. The field has now broadened significantly to include opportunities in health and nutrition, exercise science, sports medicine, sports psychology, wellness, and fitness management.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of how the human body responds to exercise, stress and performance
  • Identify risks and treatments for common injuries due to physical exercise, activity and sport
  • Perform adult CPR and first aid skills in accordance with American Red Cross standards
  • Discuss the importance of lifetime fitness for the establishment and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a physical education degree at a college or university.* To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-15 of the printed catalog.

Students receiving financial aid must be certificate or degree seeking and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center early to develop an educational plan.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

Oregon transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the second year of a language other than English (201-203 or equivalent).

For alternative degree opportunities, please refer to Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education degree, page 98 of the printed catalog.

First Quarter Cr
CH104 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I 5
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions1 5
PE131 Introduction to Physical Education 3
WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter
CH105 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry II 5
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry/Geometry 5
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
Third Quarter
BI112 Biology for Allied Health 5
CH106 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry III 5
  Health and Physical Education elective3 3
  Humanities requirement2 3-4
Fourth Quarter
BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I 1
PSY201 General Psychology 4
  Health and Physical Education electives3 6
Fifth Quarter
BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PE270 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
PSY237 Human Development 4
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
  Health and Physical Education elective3 3
Sixth Quarter
BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III 4
HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 3
  Humanities requirement2 3-4
  Health and Physical Education electives3 6

1 Prerequisite. See course descriptions.
2 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 14 of the printed catalog.
3 Suggested Electives:

HE152 Drug Education
HE202 Adult Development and Aging
HE204 Diet and Weight Control
HE205 Diet Appraisal
HE207 Stress Control - Activity Intervention
HE208 HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
HE213 Men’s Health Issues
HE240 Introduction to Holistic Health Care
HE250 Personal Health
HE255 Alcohol and the Family
HE261 CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
HE265 Women’s Health Issues

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Eastern Oregon State -
Oregon State University -
Southern Oregon University -
Portland State University -
Western Oregon University –
University of Oregon -

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