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Recreation Program Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

Recreation Program Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

Communications Area   Credit Hours
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area      
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area    
See General Education Requirement 6
Natural Sciences Area      
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area      
Behavioral Sciences •SYG2000, Principles of Sociology 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites   
 DEP2004, Developmental Psychology 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
 MAR2011, Marketing 3
 ENC2210, Technical Writing 3
Electives 12
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

(Students should coordinate with their advisor to determine which electives will transfer to the four year institution of their choice.   Also, students should fulfill the foreign language requirement, if necessary.)


•General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

Wellness and Athletics

We offer Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree options in Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer. We also provide a full spectrum of non-credit classes in our new state of the art facilities which includes an Aquatics Center, weight room, gymnasium, dance/aerobics studio, and physical therapy pool.

Wellness Division Website

Gulf Coast State College Wellness Division
5230 West Hwy. 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
Phone: (850) 872-3830 or 872-3831
Fax: (850) 873-3530

Wellness & Athletics Courses

HSC - Health Science

1403C
HSC

First Aid, Personal Safety, and Basic Life Support Techniques

$44.00 lab fee A study of standards and accepted principles of first aid. Discussion and laboratory practice in dressings and bandages, wounds and their care, artificial respiration and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, poisons, fractures, burns, and transportation of the injured. This course will count as an academic elective.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

2100
HSC

Personal and Community Health

This course is designed to improve the quality of health, and to explore crucial health issues. This course encourages a more knowledgeable and proactive stance towards maintaining good health. This course will count as an academic elective.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

HLP - Health, Leisure & Phys Ed

1081
HLP

Wellness

This course is designed and organized so that students of all ages, interests, physical conditions, and activity levels will become more knowledgeable of appropriate wellness and lifestyle choices. Topics covered will include but not be limited to wellness, health, flexibility and strength, cardiovascular endurance, nutrition, weight rol, stress, drug and alcohol use, and related issues. There will be a lifetime recreation or lifetime fitness activity component as a part of each class. This course will count as an academic elective.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 3

PEL - Phys Educ Object Centered

1214
PEL

Intercollegiate Softball Workshop

An activity course designed to serve varsity women's softball team members.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

1219
PEL

Intercollegiate Baseball Workshop

An activity course designed to serve varsity baseball team members.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

1324
PEL

Intercollegiate Volleyball Workshop

An activity course designed to serve the varsity women¿s volleyball team members.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

1621
PEL

Theory and Practice of Basketball

This course is designed for students to gain a working knowledge of rules, theory, and strategy of the sport of basketball through lecture, video, and on court demonstration and practice.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

1624
PEL

Intercollegiage Basketball Workshop

An activity course designed to serve varsity basketball team members.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

2949
PEL

COOP/Work Experience/Physical Education

1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student’s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.

Credit hours: 1
Other hours: 1

PEO - Phys Educ Object Centered

2003
PEO

Sports Officiating

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of sports officiating through the use of lecture, videos, and practical experience. Interpretation of rules from a selection of sport activities will be included. This course will count as an academic elective.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

PEM - Phys Educ Performance Cent

1116
PEM

Lifetime Fitness

This course is designed to improve or maintain strength and fitness levels through cross training. Activities such as weight training, land aerobics, water aerobics, walking and jogging are included. Emphasis in on fitness and proper exercise techniques.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

1131
PEM

Weight Training

This course is designed to improve or maintain strength and fitness levels through weight training. Emphasis is on fitness and proper use of weight equipment.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

2171
PEM

Aerobics

This course is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness through dance and exercise.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

PEN - Physl Education Water

1171
PEN

Water Aerobics

This course is designed and organized so students can maintain and/or improve their health and fitness. Instruction in water exercises will contribute to the strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance of the student. NOTE: Swimming skills are not a prerequisite.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

1172
PEN

Fitness Swim

Prerequisite: PEN1121 or complete basic water skills test the first day of class. This course is a noncompetitive but structured lap-swim program combined with stroke analysis and training techniques. The course is designed so students can maintain and/or improve their health and fitness.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 2

2136
PEN

Basic and Advanced Skin and Scuba Diving

$125.00 lab fee Prerequisite: Student must pass a basic water skills test the first class meeting. This course provides an orientation and introduction to physics of diving; anatomy; barotrauma, decompression sickness and decompression tables; general diving and scuba operation and maintenance; diving first aid and CPR; dive planning, environment and marine life.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 6

2137
PEN

Advanced Scuba Diving

$125.00 lab fee (The lab fee covers one offshore training dive and class materials). Each student must provide all of his/her own equipment or make arrangements for rental of equipment. A medical form is required and any history of heart or respiratory problems will require a doctor’s exam. Prerequisite: Open water scuba certification from a recognized certifying agency. The student will have logged a minimum of 10 open water dives prior to taking this class. Students must be at least average swimmers and comfortable in the water. A preliminary swimming evaluation will be made. Topics include underwater navigation, night, low visibility, current, river and deep diving, stie evaluation, dive planning, equipment, medical aspects and search and recovery. Six open water dives are required during this course.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 4

2138
PEN

Rescue Diver

$125.00 lab fee The lab fee covers all classroom materials, text books and manuals, and certification materials after successful completion of open water sessions. Certificates include NAUI Rescue Diver and DEMP (Diver Emergency Management Provider) from the Divers Alert Network DEMP is a four course package that includes Oxygen First Aid for Dive accidents, Neurological Assessment, Hazardous Marine Life First Aid, and Basic Life Support. Prerequisite: Advanced SCUBA, pool skill evaluation and each student must provide all of his/her own equipment suitable for open water or make arrangements for rental of equipment. A medical form is required and any history of heart or respiratory problems will require a doctor’s exam. The course covers all academics, pool sessions, and open water skill sessions necessary for certification. Topics will include but not be limited to: identifying emergency situations, self-rescue, buddy team rescues, identifying stress, reaction to panic, and prevention techniques. Practice skills to include but not be limited to self-rescue, diver assists, surface and subsurface rescues, beach and boat extrications, and victim management.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 4

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