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Health and Physical Education Transfer to Southern Oregon University

2019-20 Health and Physical Education Transfer to SOU (PDF)

Associate of Science Degree
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 complete the Placement Process 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 level as determined through the Placement Process. 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.

Course No.
Course Title
CS/CIS__ Approved 3-4 credit Computer Science or Computer Information Science class, CS/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years. 0-4
MTH95 Intermediate Algebra or designated placement test score 0-4
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or designated placement test score 0-3
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-11
General Education Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
BI211 General Biology I with lab 4
BI212 General Biology II with lab (highly recommended) or any other science or non-science lower division transfer course 4
COMM225 Small Group Communication and Problem-solving or
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
SP218 Interpersonal Communication
LIB127 Introduction to Academic Research 1
MTH243 Probability and Statistics 4
NFM225 Nutrition 4
WR121 English Composition I 4
WR122 English Composition II or WR227 Technical Writing 4
  Approved humanities electives 1 10-12
  Approved social science electives 2 3-4
  Total General Education Requirements 42-45
Core Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
BI231 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab 4
BI232 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 4
BI233 Anatomy and Physiology III with lab 4
HE131 Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science 3
HE199 Special Studies in Health or
PE199 Special Studies in Physical Education 
HE208 HIV and Other Epidemics 1
HE250 Personal Health 3
HE252 First Aid/CPR 3
HE253 Wilderness First Aid 3
HE259 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
PE185 Physical Education 7
PE280 CWE/Physical Education 2
_____ Approved program electives 3 7
  Total Core Credits 48
Total Program Credits
1 Approved Humanities Electives

(Complete at least three courses from the following list, 10-12 credits.)

Course No.
Course Title
ART131 Introduction to Drawing 3
ART204, ART205, ART206 History of Art I, II, III 4-4-4
ENG104, ENG105, ENG106 Introduction to Literature 4-4-4
ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 World Literature 4-4-4
ENG201, ENG202 Shakespeare I, II 4-4
ENG204, ENG205, ENG206 Survey of English Literature 4-4-4
ENG253, ENG254, ENG255 Survey of American Literature 4-4-4
ENG257 African American Literature 4
ENG260 Introduction to Women Writers 4
ENG275 The Bible as Literature 4
HUM101, HUM102, HUM103 Introduction to Humanities 4-4-4
HUM215, HUM216, HUM217, HUM218, HUM219 Native American Arts and Cultures 4-4-4-4-4
IS110 Introduction to International Studies I 4
MUS105 Music Appreciation 3
MUS108 Music in World Cultures 4
MUS201 Introduction to Western Music 4
MUS205 History of Jazz 3
MUS206 Introduction to Rock Music 3
MUS208 Film Music 3
MUS261, MUS262, MUS263 History of Western Music I, II, III 4-4-4
MUS264, MUS265, MUS266 History of Rock I, II, III 3-3-3
PHL101, PHL102, PHL103 Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning 4-4-4
REL201 World Religions 4
REL243 Nature, Religion and Ecology 4
SP115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 4
SPAN201, SPAN202, SPAN203 Second Year Spanish I, II, III 4-4-4
TA141 Fundamentals of Acting 4
WR241, WR242, WR243 Imaginative Writing I, II, III 4-4-4

2 Approved Social Science Electives

(Complete at least one course from the following list, 3-4 credits.)

Course No.
Course Title
ANTH110, ANTH150 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology/Archaeology 4-4
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA218 Personal Finance 3
CJ101 / SOC244 Introduction to Criminology 4
CJ120 Introduction to the Judicial Process 4
CJ243 / SOC243 Drugs, Crime and Addiction 4
COMM237 Communication and Gender 4
ECON115 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON201, ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics 4-4
GEOG100 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GEOG110 Introduction to Cultural and Human Geography 3
GEOG120 World Regional Geography 3
HST104 World Civilizations: Prehistory - Middle Ages 4
HST105 World Civilizations: Byzantium - Present 4
HST201 U.S. History through Reconstruction 4
HST202 U.S. History: Post-Reconstruction - Present 4
IS111 Introduction to International Studies II 3
PS201, PS202, PS203 U. S. Government I, II, III 3-3-3
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations 3
PSY119 Psychology of Personal Growth 4
PSY201, PSY202 General Psychology I, II 4-4
PSY215 Life Span Human Development 4
PSY219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4
PSY231 Human Sexuality 3
SOC204, SOC205 Introduction to Sociology, American Society 4-4
SOC211 Social Deviance and Social Control 3
SOC213 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 4
SOC218 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC225 Social Problems and Solutions 4
SOC228 Environment and Society 4
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology 4
SOC235/HST259 The Chicano/Latino Historical Experience 4
3 Approved Program Electives

(Select seven credits from a related field, not otherwise required within the base program or option area.)

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