Program at a Glance

Program Type
2-year Associate Degree
Area of Study
College & University Transfer
Learning Options
100% online
Est. Program Cost
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Transfer With a Health and Physical Education Degree from Germanna

Get a head start on making your community healthier as an educator, practitioner, community advocate or nutritionist.

Why Choose Germanna

Like other transfer degree programs, students pursuing the Health and Physical Education Specialization take courses that are accepted at most public four-year institutions as general education requirements, nearly cutting the cost of education in half. Our program is tailored to departments of Physical Education, Health, and Kinesiology, allowing you to jump into advanced coursework after transferring.

Careers Options With a Health and Physical Education Degree

In-Demand Jobs: Graduates of this program have gone on to become health instructors, athletic trainers, exercise scientists, or health scientists.

  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinators: Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services.
  • Social and Community Service Managers: Direct a social service program or community outreach organization.
  • Health Education Specialists: Manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Salary Expectations

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Transferring After Germanna

Visit our Transfer Services page to learn more about transferring after Germanna. Explore over 45 partner colleges and universities and review Germanna's guaranteed admission agreements.

What You'll Learn

Our students not only learn the core skills needed for a transfer degree, but they prepare to enter a health career with courses in anatomy, chemistry, communication for health professionals and nutrition—to name a few.

In-Demand Skills:

  • Sciences needed to study in medical fields, including Biology and Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy
  • Fitness
  • Wellness
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
Course Highlights
PSY 230: Developmental Psychology
PED 116: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
CHM 111: General Chemistry I
HLT 110: Concepts of Personal and Community Health

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.


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