Sports & Human Performance - A.A. Degree

Help Yourself and Others Live Healthy Lifestyles

ACC’s Sports and Human Performance program reflects the growing national interest in prevention of disease through achievement of optimal health and physical fitness. Our mission is to prepare you with knowledge and skills to excel in making smart decisions concerning healthy lifestyle choices. The program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to function effectively as a health educator, who designs, implements, manages and evaluates health promotion and wellness programs in diverse settings such as the workplace, schools, hospitals and the community.

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Career Opportunities

ACC Sports and Human Performance graduates leave prepared to instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports as well as demonstrate techniques and methods of participation.  Graduates typically work in the health, corporate, community, or commercial fitness professions.   

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Camp Director
  • Coach
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Health Educator
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Recreation Manager
  • Referee 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was over $39,000 in 2017. For more information on career opportunities in Sports and Human Performance, please visit Career Coach where you can explore the local job market, take a career assessment, and build a resumé.

What Will I Study?

The program will provide skill development in multiple physical activities, an understanding of coaching roles, teach first aid practices, and review current trends and issues in drug use and abuse.

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SPORTS AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (A.A.) 

60 credit hours
 
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

PHED 1301 - Foundations of Kinesiology

3

+Select from Language, Philosophy & Culture Core Curriculum

3
SECOND SEMESTER

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

+BIOL 1406 - Biology for Science Majors I

4

PHED 1304 - Health & Wellness

3

+PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework

3
THIRD SEMESTER

CSelect Physical Activity Course

2

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

+ENGL 1302 - Composition II

3

PHED 1346 - Drug Use & Abuse

3

+Select from Mathematics Core Curriculum
(MATH 1332 recommended)

3

CSelect Physical Activity Course

1

+GOVT 2306 - Texas Government

3
 SECOND SEMESTER 

PHED 1306 - First Aid

3

+BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I

4

+SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking

3

Select from Creative Arts Core Curriculum

3

THIRD SEMESTER

CSelect Physical Activity Course

1

+Select from Social & Behavioral Science Core Curriculum

3
 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE (A.S.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
CStudents planning to transfer to a university baccalaureate degree are strongly encouraged to visit with their advisor prior to selecting electives.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Approximate yearly costs for the Sports and Human Performance A.A. Degree program including tuition and fees are $4,200 for in-district students, $6,960 for students out-of-district, and $9,840 for non-residents.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents. 

 

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COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAYS

Sports and Human Performance is part of our Health Career Pathway. Click the box below to see other Health programs that may interest you.