Health and Physical Education Minor

Health and Physical Education Minor


Description. The minor in Health and Physical Education provides coursework that students may use to improve their personal health and physical fitness in conjunction with career preparation. It is designed to promote healthy lifestyle habits through the study and application of the wellness principles of nutrition, physical fitness, and stress management, as well as the acquisition of physical activity skills.

Rationale. This program combined with other general education areas of study fosters an understanding of the need to maintain healthy lifestyles. By combining interdisciplinary studies with health and physical education principles, this minor prepares students for healthy lifestyles within their career choices.

Credits. 18-19

Minor coordinator. Professor Vincent Maiorino, Department of Health and Physical Education (212.237.8323,

Requirements. A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student’s major, other minors or programs.

PART ONE. REQUIRED COURSES                                                    Subtotal: 9 credits

PED 103 Personal Physical Fitness and Dynamic Health 
PED 110 Personal & Public Health: Social Contexts, Private Choices 
PED 300 Community Programs for Health, Wellness, and Physical Activity 

PART TWO. ACTIVITY COURSES                                          Subtotal: 3 credits

Select three

Students are limited to one aquatics and one defensive tactics course toward fulfilling requirements for the minor.

PED 104 Cardiovascular Fitness
PED 109 Water Aerobics and Basic Survival Skills
PED 111 Aquatics I: Beginner Swimming
PED 112 Aquatics II: Intermediate Swimming
PED 114 Aquatics III: Advanced Swimming
PED 133 Introduction to Boxing
PED 143 Karate I
PED 144 Karate II
PED 145 Self Defense
PED 150 Tennis I
PED 155 Golf I
PED 166 Yoga I
PED 168 Weight Training and Body Development
PED 177 Physical Fitness for Law Enforcement

Credits earned by participating in intercollegiate athletics may apply to Part Two (i.e. PED 120 - PED 130).  

PART THREE. ELECTIVES                                                               Subtotal: 6-7 credits

Select two

ANT 110 Drug Use and Abuse 
ANT 224/PHI 224/PSY 224/SOC 224 Death, Dying and Society: A Life Crises Management Issue 
PED 180/PSY 180 Stress Management
ENV 108 Principles of Environmental Science or SCI 112 Environmental Science: A Focus on Sustainability 
SCI 122 Environment Science: A Focus on Sustainability
PED 185 Health Issues in Uniformed Services 

Total: 18-19 credits
Last Updated: 9/28/16