Health & Physical Education

Physical Education Department

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.

Contact Education Department

Conrad Breitbach
Program Coordinator

Phone

409-944-1316

Fax

409-944-1500

Traveling south on I-45
Take 61st Street exit and turn right at stop light. Travel approximately one mile to Seawall Blvd. Turn left on to Seawall. Proceed down Seawall to 39th Street. (Gaido's Restaurant is at corner of 39th and Seawall). Turn left on 39th and travel north to Avenue Q. Turn left at 39th and Avenue Q and proceed one block to Main Campus. Main Campus parking is available on Avenue Q, Avenue R and satellite parking at 39th and Avenue Q.

GALVESTON COLLEGE

4015 Ave. Q
Galveston, TX 77550

CHARLIE THOMAS FAMILY APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

7626 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551

Traveling south on I-45
Take Exit 1B toward 71st St. Merge onto frontage road/Broadway St. and travel approximately five blocks to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left onto 71st St. Take the first left onto frontage road/Broadway St and continue on the frontage road for approximately five blocks to the Applied Technology Center campus.

From GC Main Campus
Travel west on Avenue Q toward 45th St. Turn right at 45th St. and proceed to the stop light on Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway and travel approximately one mile. Continue onto I-45 North to Exit 1C. Take Exit 1C and merge onto the frontage road/Broadway St. The Applied Technology Center will be on the right.