Northeastern Junior College

Health, Human Performance and Sport

Student trainers in the Bank of Colorado Event Center.  

Interested in taking health and wellness classes or becoming certified by CHSAA as a coach? Visit our Programs and Classes section to learn how.

As a Physical Education major at Northeastern, you can get all of your undergraduate general education credits (English, Speech, Math, Science, Social and Behavioral Science, Humanities) plus the appropriate classes specifically related to physical education to give you the foundation you need to pursue a higher degree at a four year school if you choose to transfer. Or, with an AA or AS degree from NJC you can choose instead to go right to work. You'll find good employment opportunity in this career area after just two years of college.

Programs of Study

Degree Emphasis
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Example Classes
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Who will my advisor be?
Athletic Training Example Class List Nate Kelley
Physical Education -Teaching Example Class List Marci Henry
Sports Management Example Class List Marci Henry

Degree Descriptions

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.) and Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)
The AA and the AS degrees are traditional 2-year degrees specifically designed to transfer to 4-year institutions for the purpose of completing a BA or a BS. They are often referred to as university parallel degrees. The general education requirements are what actually permit the degrees to be called Associates or Arts or Science. The difference between the AS and AA is minimal, with the AA permitting math courses and a science course that are not recognized under the AS degree. Read Colorado's Statewide Transfer Policy here.

Coaching Certificates
Individuals interested in obtaining their CHSAA certification for high school coaching can take classes through NJC. Contact Marci Henry for more information.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The Associate of Applied Science degree is rarely pursued by a student who intends to transfer to a 4-year school. It is primarily a degree that prepares a student to go directly into the workforce. It is typically a specific technical career that the student who seeks the AAS is seeking. Again, the general education requirements are less rigid with the AAS degree.

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