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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, A.S.

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The physical education department offers activity classes for all able bodied students. All students are required to complete at least one semester hour in physical education activity classes to satisfy graduation requirements. A maximum of four semester credits in physical education activity classes may be applied toward the 64 semester credits needed for graduation. The physical education major may apply a maximum of eight semester credits toward graduation. These credits must come from each of four different areas of physical education activity classes: aquatic, fitness, outdoor and individual sport.

The physical education department prepares students for transfer to higher level institutions and provides activities in the basic education program that instill the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to promote an active and healthy lifestyle throughout life.

The physical education major program offers areas of concentration in teaching, exercise science (nonteaching), and health.

Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression

Critical thinking: Critical thinking ability to exercise non-clinical and clinical judgment in a timely manner.

Interpersonal: Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact professionally and therapeutically with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, patients/clients, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.

Communication: Communication skills sufficient for interaction with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, patients/clients, families, and groups in verbal, nonverbal and written form.

Mobility: Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room, safely perform treatments/procedures, and assist patients/clients; lift and transfer patients/clients; manipulate equipment; walk and/or stand for extended periods of time.

Motor skills: Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective patient/client care.

Hearing: Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and safely assess health needs.

Visual: Visual ability with or without corrective lenses sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in safe patient/client care.

Tactile: Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment of patient/ client care.

Professionalism: The ability to understand and demonstrate sufficient respect for others in non-verbal, verbal, and written communications in the classroom, laboratory, clinical settings, in the Casper College community, and in related public settings. The ability to demonstrate sufficient understanding of the cumulative efect that behavior, appearance, and communication has on the health science professional image.

(Recommended Curriculum)

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

3. Relationship with the World

4. General Education Electives

  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Students who plan to transfer to the University of Wyoming are advised that UW requires CHEM 1005 - Basic Chemistry  and CHEM 1006 - Basic Chemistry Lab .

Areas of Specialization


*Completion of these five courses results in an Assistant Athletic Coaching Permit issued by the Wyoming State Professional Teaching Standards Board.


Colleges offering four-year degrees in athletic training and exercise science may have program admission requirements. Please check with the college that you plan to attend.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”


Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.

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