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Physical Education

Physical Education

The University Studies and General Studies degrees with an emphasis in physical education provide an introduction to theories, principles, and practices utilized in sports, fitness, and education-related fields. Although the physical education emphasis prepares a student for further study of physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, movement science or athletic training, the transfer of lower division major courses to a university for pursuit of a baccalaureate degree is depending on the transfer institution requirements. Students must meet with a counselor to ensure completion of required coursework for chosen major and specific college or university.

As a Physical Education major, you will:

  • Study the history and theory of physical education and sport.
  • Develop skills in areas related to fitness and individual and team sports.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes.
  • Individualized tutoring.
  • Laboratory opportunities.
  • Intercollegiate Athletics – Lassen College fields sports teams that compete throughout California. Men's sports are baseball, basketball, soccer and wrestling; women's sports are basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball.
  • Fitness Courses – Many options are available to students wanting to adopt active lifestyles, manage weight, or are interested in practicing a new sport.
  • Fitness Center and Yoga are some fitness favorites at LCC.


  • Associate in Arts Degree University Studies: Emphasis in Physical Education
  • Associate in Arts Degree General Studies: Emphasis in Physical Education

Career Options

  • Athletics Coach
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Official


Some positions however require a four-year degree for which LCC's program is a good base for transfer.

Associate Degree and Certificate of Achievement in Physical Education can be completed within two (2) years.