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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health, Human Performance & Physical Education AS

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Program Description

Share the knowledge you gain from your health, human performance, and physical education studies to help equip people to live longer, fitter, and better lives. Your education will combine a study of the human body (including anatomy, kinesiology and nutrition) with the practical skills you’ll need to effectively communicate with the people you serve.

The Health and Human Performance concentration is a great choice if you are interested in continuing your education in health promotion or education, exercise science, kinesiology, athletic training, recreation, or public health after graduating from TCC. With a Bachelor’s degree, careers can be found in a variety of settings, including corporations, government agencies, and healthcare.

If you are interested in continuing your education in sports and fitness, exercise physiology, health and wellness, or leisure services after graduating from TCC, then the Physical Education concentration is right for you.  Career options for those with Bachelor’s degrees include teaching, coaching, athletic training, and directing outdoor sports activities, including professional athletics.  

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Analyze the behavioral, historical, psycho-social, or philosophical aspects of health and human performance.
  • Develop a behavioral modification plan for the health and fitness of a subject.
  • Analyze the basic concepts of nutrition.
  • Evaluate a subject’s wellness profile.
  • Assess the anatomical structures of the human body.
  • Perform first aid.
  • Communicate health and human performance concepts through oral or written techniques. (Health and Human Performance concentration only)


Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

Great opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, resume-building and just having fun with other like-minded students are available through the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus or the Sci-π Club at the west campus.  For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics or Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Health, Human Performance and Physical Education Degree Map.       

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 37

Economics 3 hours

Select one course from the following:

Humanities 6 hours

See the General Education Requirements  page for course list.

Mathematics 3 Hours

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 23-25

Health, Human Performance and Physical Education 8 hours

Controlled Electives 3-5 hours

Select courses from one of the following two concentrations:

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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