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Health and Physical Education Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2018-19 Health and Physical Education Transfer to SOU Grad Guide (PDF)

Associate of Science Degree
Major Code: 240101R
Courses for this Program

About the Program

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern
Oregon University (SOU). The program is designed for students transferring to SOU’s bachelor’s
degree program in health and physical education. Students must work closely with advisers in their
areas of interest to ensure electives are appropriate.

The curriculum allows for 48 core credits within the major area. By completing all appropriate
credits (including electives), students will fulfill required lower division coursework for transfer
to SOU. Students should be aware, however, that if they transfer before completing this degree,
their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for this program are:

Document a personal knowledge of demographic health changes and trends in chronic and acute diseases in the U.S. over the last 100 years.

Describe the correlations between nutrition, stress, exercise, healthy living and the human body.

Describe the connections between emotional well-being and physical wellness.

Demonstrate proficient understanding of rules and etiquette for physical activities to encourage lifelong physical engagement in the wellness activity.

Exhibit improvement in skills or body mechanics, and model correct functional movement appropriate to activity to encourage lifelong enjoyment, prevent injury, and respond to emergency situations.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are also graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

For more information contact the Health/Physical Education/Recreation Department:

Grants Pass: 541-956-7140
Medford : 541-245-7504
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7140 or Ext. 7504
email: or
Web address:
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711