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Courses and Requirements

The associate in general studies degree option in Movement Science is designed for students who want to begin their career preparation in a physical activity profession. Students will study the discipline and sub-disciplines of physical activity and explore the various related career options. The curriculum provides a well-rounded educational foundation that maximizes transfer opportunities to other physical activity and sport related degree programs at the baccalaureate level. A minimum of 62 credit hours is required for graduation.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
BIO101 Human Biology 3  
BIO102 Human Biology Lab 1  

BIO103 Human Nutrition & Health
BIO104 Human Nutrition & Health LAB
BIO121 Anatomy & Physiology I

4 BIO121: Prerequisite
BIO122 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Prerequisite
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
ENG103 Technical Writing 3 Prerequisite
MAT125 Statistics 4  
PED161 Introduction to Movement Science 2 Fall Semester Only
PED162 Foundations of Health & Fitness 3  
PED164 First Responder Training 3  
PED168 Leading Fitness Activities 3 Fall Semester Only
PED200 Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology 3 Fall Semester Only
PED201 Strength & Conditioning 3 Prerequisite,
Spring Semester Only
PED211 Motor Learning & Development 3 Spring Semester Only
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3  
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3  
AND Complete All Electives:
Courses Credits Comments
Physical Education Electives 6  
Fine & Performing Arts/Foreign Language/Philosophy/Religion Elective 3  
History & Government Electives 3 HIS121 or higher. Must be a Global Awareness Intensive course.
Literature Electives 3  

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