Health & Physical Education

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name Conrad Breitbach
Title Associate Professor of Physical Education
Room N-345
Program Area Arts & Humanities
Phone 409-944-1316
Email cbreitba@gc.edu
Admin Support Jo Ann Palomo Ext. 317
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name Deon Botha

Elvia Bytautas

Ext 220
Physical Education Department

Degree Plan

Physical Education Studies is suitable for students whose objectives include coaching, teaching, recreation, and overall fitness and wellness careers. The program prepares the student for transfer to four-year institution with college skills and knowledge in of the following areas: Fitness, Sports & Recreation; Exercise and Sports Science; and Health. Students work with a transfer counselor to design a program of study to meet the requirements for their chosen four-year institution. In addition, the program provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of movement, science and sport, the program includes opportunities for exploration in the career area. The principle objectives of this program are as follows: (1) to develop the student’s neuro-muscular skill through movement experience, (2) to increase the student’s knowledge, understanding, and interest in movement experiences, and (3) to improve the student’s’ recreational and leisure-time skills as well as their standards of behavior in these selected movement areas.

Program Vision

The vision of the Physical Education Department at Galveston College is to prepare the students for transfer to a four-year institution with college skills and knowledge in of the following areas: Fitness, Sports & Recreation; Exercise and Sports Science; and Health. Students work with a transfer counselor to design a program of study to meet the requirements for their chosen four-year institution. In addition, the program provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of movement and sport.

Careers

Health and fitness professional can use core and program courses to prepare for the diverse employment opportunities currently available in the health and fitness field. Individual courses may also be helpful in preparing for professional certifications.

Academic Recommendations

Academic recommendations include: High school algebra and biology. At least two years of high school mathematics and chemistry are recommended. Students not meeting these requirements may need addition course to complete this degree.