Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Health & Physical Education K-12 Transfer Pathway (AA)


Most people are acutely aware of the value of keeping physically fit and eating the right foods. As our changing work habits create more leisure time, organized recreational activities become more important. Whether it is teaching young people how to get in shape and remain physically fit for the rest of their lives, or working in the recreational field, planning organizing and directing activities to help people enjoy the free time they have recreation and physical education are fields with expanding opportunities. These are designed as transfer programs. Students can complete the first two years at Cowley College, and then transfer to a four-year college or university to finish a bachelor’s degree. General education courses taken while at Cowley College will transfer to most state universities in Kansas and other states.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier


PROGRAM MAP - Education: Health & Physical Education K-12 (AA)  


 

Pathway Code: HPED


Education Majors - General Education Core (35 hours)


Successfully completing 35 hours of approved coursework in the following designated categories will fulfill the requirements of meeting the Kansas System-wide General Education Core.

Basic Skills - English, Communications and Math (12 hours)


Complete 6 credits of English, 3 credits of Communications (Public Speaking), and at least 3 credits of College-level Math - College Algebra or Elementary Statistics.

Natural & Physical Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)


Complete 5 credits of Lab Sciences - BIO4111  Principles of Biology or BIO4125 Biology I (For Science Disciplines)

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)


Complete 6 credits of approved Social Science Electives. Students should work with their advisor to determine the most appropriate courses to select based upon their transfer institution program requirements. 

Arts & Humanities (6 hours)


Complete 6 credits of approved Arts & Humanities Electives. Students should work with their advisor to determine the most appropriate courses to select based upon their transfer institution program requirements. 

One course should be a Fine Arts Appreciation course and one course should be completed with a U.S. History course.

Institution Designated CORE Requirement (6 hours)


Complete an additional 3 hours of an approved system-wide Humanities transfer elective in Literature, Philosophy, Ethics or Religion* and an additional Social Science elective in American National Government or Geography. (American National Government is required for elementary ed majors to meet KBOR approved program plan).  

Students should work with their advisor and refer to transfer needs to select the most appropriate courses to meet transfer institution requirements. 

*Religion course required if transferring to Newman University. 

Pathway Electives (27 hours)*


The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 24 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*


*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.