The Physical Education A.S. degree program at SUNY Sullivan serves primarily as a transfer-degree path to 4-year baccalaureate institutions for students wishing to become primary or secondary school Phys Ed teachers.
The curriculum closely parallels the first two years of study of comparable Physical Education programs at SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport in order to facilitate transfer. Once students successfully complete their baccalaureate degree, they become eligible for K-12 certification and employment in education in the state of New York.
Upon completion of this degree students will demonstrate the following learning outcomes.
- Students will have a practical understanding of the dynamics behind various sports and sport-related activities. These include how to play the sport, the history, rules, and regulations of the game.
- Students will have acquired a working knowledge of the theory of Physical Education and activity, how it was developed, what is going on currently in the field, and how to apply it in a future classroom.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the body in human performance.
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of the treatment and care of an injured individual.
- The student will have an understanding of nutrition and diet, and why a healthful diet and ongoing physical activity are integral to one’s well-being, quality of life and longevity.
- The student will demonstrate an acceptable level of health-related fitness.
- The student will understand why cooperation/team work is essential among individuals and groups.
- And through Gen Ed outcomes students will acquire the skills of critical thinking, diversity in understanding, analysis of argument, methodological approaches, essential work habits, and technology literacy, which a broader, contemporary and historical perspective on the world promotes.