Health & Physical Education

The Physical Education Department is located on the Decatur Campus in the Carlton Kelley Gymnasium (click here to see campus maps). The office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.

About the Program

This program is for those who plan to transfer to senior institutions and pursue a B.S. degree in physical education or related fields. Students using this as a guide toward a four-year program are strongly recommended to contact the senior institution for transferability and satisfaction of prerequisites in the specific program.

General Education Core Requirements:

  • ENG 101 English Composition I – 3
  • ENG 102 English Composition II – 3
  • Literature Sequence – 6
  • Math 110 Finite Math OR MTH 112 Precalculus Algebra – 3
  • SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking – 3
  • Fine Arts Elective – 3
  • BIO 103 Principles of Biology I – 4
  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I – 4
  • History Sequence – 6
  • *Social & Behavioral Science Electives – 6

*Recommend: Economics, Psychology and/or Sociology

Total – 41

Major Course Requirements:

  • CIS Elective(s) (CIS 146 or higher) – 3
  • HED 221 Personal Health – 3
  • HED 222 Community Health – 3
  • HED 226 Wellness OR PED 100 Fundamentals of Fitness – 3
  • HED 230 Safety and First Aid OR HED 231 First Aid – 3
  • PED 200 Foundations of Physical Education – 3
  • PED 120 Techniques of Dual and Individual Sports – 2
  • PED — Rhythms – 1
  • PED — Team Sport – 1
  • PED — Fitness Activity (PED 105, 118, OR 119) – 1

Total – 23

Total General and Major Course Credits – 64

For More Information

Dr. Nancy Keenum
Athletic Director/Head Softball Coach/Health and PE Instructor
256-306-2850
nancy.keenum@calhoun.edu