Health and Physical Education

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Phone: 516.572.7518
Location: Physical Education - 218
Chairperson: Prof. Jessica Marra 


The Department offers courses for students who wish to pursue a career in physical education and are required to complete a minimum of eight activity courses (PED 140-187) as well as Introduction to Physical Education (PED 190) and Safety and First Aid (PED 292). These courses are designed to develop attitudes, appreciation, personal skills and applied techniques in all types of activities included in the broad physical education program. The Department also offers a concentration in health education. Students who wish to pursue careers in school or community health are required to take Personal Health (HED 291), Community Health (HED 293) and other courses by advisement. It is strongly recommended that interested students make an appointment with the health education advisor to ensure proper course selection.

Special Note to All Students:

These courses can help fulfill the Pluralism and Diversity requirement. Further, all full-time day students must complete two semesters of physical education for a total of two credits.

In the case of medical limitations or special situations, a student will be permitted to enroll in a special class to fulfill the physical education requirement. Such special cases must be brought to the attention of the Department upon enrollment at the College. Students wishing to pursue study at the baccalaureate level in this subject should see departmental advisors.

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