Physical Education

The physical education department outlines suggestions for students pursuing careers in the field of physical education, coaching and related acivities. The P.E. major consists of a field of study in physical performance and human health.

Program Outcomes
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Scholarships & Grants
  1. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  2. Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  4. Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  5. Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.

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Degrees & Certificates

Generic AA&S-DTA Transfer Degree

Total Credits: 90
Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.
Basic and Breadth Requirements
Specified and General Electives

Course Credits

Basic Skill – Communications (BS)

ENGL& 101 – Composition I (5) and 
ENGL& 102 – Composition II (5) OR ENGL& 235 – Technical Writing (5)

10

Symbolic Quantitative Reasoning (SQR)

Any MATH course above 101: MATH& 107 – Math in Society (5) 
(Liberal and Fine Arts, Early Childhood Ed), MATH& 141 – Pre-Calculus I (5) (Computer Science, Manufacturing, STEM), MATH& 146 – Statistics (5) (K-12 Ed, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology) or
PHIL& 120 – Symbolic Logic (5) (Liberal and Fine Arts, undecided)

5

Humanities (HU/HP) (15 credits from TWO disciplines)
Includes art, communications, diversity, English, foreign
languages, music, philosophy, religious studies

*Maximum 5 credits of HP
**Maximum 5 credits of 100-level foreign language

15
Social Sciences (SS) (15 credits from THREE disciplines)
Includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics,
history, political science, psychology, sociology
15

Math/Science (LS/MS/NS)

*At least one LAB SCIENCE (LS) Course
**Maximum 5 credits of additional math

15

Additional Breadth (HP/HU/SS/LS/MS/NS/SQR)

5

PE/Wellness (PEH)
PEH 100 – Lifetime Wellness

3

Course Credits
Specified (HU/HP/SS/LS/MS/NS/SE) 10
General (any 100-level and above course) 12

Physical Education Contact
Physical Education Faculty/Staff
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Nielsen, Cindy

Physical Education Associate Faculty
cindyn@bigbend.edu
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Nichols, Lenora

Physical Education Associate Faculty
lenoran@bigbend.edu
Preston Wilks

Wilks, Preston

Accounting/Business Faculty
PrestonW@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2194
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