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Physical Education Studies, A.S.

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The Physical Education Studies degree program prepares students with a solid foundation of learning experiences which will enable them to seamlessly transfer into a four-year degree program in Physical Education or a related discipline. The major accomplishes this task by offering courses that have been identified to optimally prepare students for success in Physical Education Teacher preparation programs. The Physical Education Studies courses are offered in a well-planned sequence that meets the SUNY General Education requirements. Students learn first-hand about their career path through multiple opportunities for professional development that include shadowing professional educators in Western New York schools. The coordination of classroom learning and practical experiences lead to solid transfer opportunities at four-year institutions.

Program Goals and Objectives
  • To certify students in: First Aid/CPR, Lifeguard Training, NCSF Personal Trainer Certification, SAVE, and Child Abuse recognition.
  • To facilitate the successful completion of all SUNY General Education Requirements prior to graduation.
  • To prepare students for transfer into a teacher education program or related discipline at a four-year institution.

Alumni Spotlight

Marc Toth ’11

“I loved the professors at SUNY Niagara. They encouraged and supported students who demonstrated a strong passion for Physical Education (PE) and teaching our youth. I chose SUNY Niagara for their great academic program that correlated directly with The College at Brockport, which was where I wanted to finish my teaching degree. For me, teaching is a very rewarding career. I have the ability to impact students on an overall and individual basis and I am able to encourage their growth and development. Currently, I teach PE for Starpoint Central School District in the Regan Intermediate building for grades 3-5. In addition to my teaching accomplishments, for the past seven years, I have coached both Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming and Diving at Starpoint.”

Marc Toth

Program Contact

John D Strong
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-6272
Location: H-164
Division Office: 716-614-5940