The Associate Degree in General Studies with an Area of Emphasis provides an opportunity for students to design a program of study meaningful and appropriate to their own needs and academic interests. The degree includes general education and a focused area of study. Students may choose to earn this degree for preparation for employment or for personal development.
To meet the General Studies degree requirements, a student must complete the following:
- AS or AA General Education Requirements (see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section)
- Choose a minimum of 18 units
Students must take a minimum of three units in Health, three units in Exercise Science, three units in Nutrition, and three units in Self-Development. The remaining six units may be taken from any category. A maximum of one course may be earned from any combination of ES-206 Intercollegiate Basketball, ES-209 Intercollegiate Cross-Country, ES-213 Intercollegiate Golf, ES-218 Intercollegiate Soccer, ES-224 Intercollegiate Tennis, ES-227 Intercollegiate Track, ES-230 Intercollegiate Volleyball and ES-249 Competencies for Intercollegiate Athletes.
The Associate in Arts in General Studies with an Emphasis in Lifelong Health, Well-Being and Self-Development will be awarded to students upon completion of general education degree requirements and 18 units in this area. These courses focus on the improvement of health and well-being and are designed to provide knowledge and tools of how to obtain optimal physical, psychological and emotional health and well-being throughout the lifespan. Potential entry-level positions of employment that students will be prepared for upon completion include those in recreation, education, and health fields.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of optimal health and fitness in daily life through informed decision-making.
- Describe basic principles of nutrition.
- Value the importance of physical activity through the lifespan.
|BIO-115||Biology of Alcohol and Other Drugs||3|
|HED-105||Health Education for Teachers||1|
|HED-120||Personal Health and Lifestyles||3|
|HED-201||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|HED-202||Health Professions and Organizations||3|
|HED-203||Substance Abuse and Public Health||3|
|HED-204||Health and Social Justice||3|
|HED-251||Healthy Lifestyles: Theory and Application||3|
|ES-248||Conditioning for Intercollegiate Athletes||1|
|ES-249||Competencies for Intercollegiate Athletes||2-4|
|ES-250||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|ES-253||Physical Education in Elementary Schools||3|
|ES-255||Care and Prevention of Athletic and Recreational Injuries||3|
|ES-271||Fitness Walking with Children||1|
|ES-272||Issues in Childhood Obesity||1|
|NUTR-155||Introduction to Nutrition||3|
|NUTR-158||Nutrition for Fitness and Sports||3|
|NUTR-255||Science of Nutrition||3|
|COUN-110||Career Decision Making||1|
|COUN-120||College and Career Success||3|
|COUN-130||Study Skills and Time Management||1|
|COUN-140||Self Awareness and Interpersonal Relationships||3|