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Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer
Phillips (Building 3), room 126
919-536-7200, ext. 8004

Physical and Health Education

University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Physical Education should complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions.

The Associate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

Course Selection Guide

This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below. Note that many other colleges and universities also offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business.

  • North Carolina Central University (NCCU) - BS in Kinesiology, Physical Education Licensure Concentration
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) - BA in Exercise and Sport Science, General Concentration
  • UNC-Greensboro (UNC-G) - BS in Physical Education, Teacher Education (K-12)
  • UNC-Wilmington (UNCW) - BA in Healthful Living and Fitness Education

There are many concentrations within this major, and the requirements may vary. Students should print out and save the for their major and intended transfer university.

Printable Physical and Health Education Course Selection Guide (pdf). Also see Exercise and Sports Science Course Selection Guide (pdf)

General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)

UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112COM 231AnyCOM 231COM 120 or 231
PHI 215 or PHI 240 AnyAnyAnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242AnyAnyAnyAny
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 112AnyAnyAny
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210AnyAnyPSY 150Any
One additional course from aboveAnyAnyAnyAny
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171MAT 143 or 171MAT 171AnyMAT 171
Natural Science (4 SHC)
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/ABIO 110BIO 110BIO 110BIO 110
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)

UNCW requires two semesters of a new language or three semesters of a language begun in high school.

ʿⱦapp Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCHUNCGUNCW
Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish
FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab. Foreign Language must be at 112 level or higher for ʿⱦapp requirements.
FL 112FL 211FL 112FL 211
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
ʿⱦapp Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCHUNCGUNCW
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met.AnyAnyAnyMAT 263
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)

Prerequisite for BIO 168 is high school or college biology or chemistry, so students taking BIO 168 may wish to select CHM 131/A or CHM 151 as their second natural science course.

ʿⱦapp Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCHUNCGUNCW
Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110ABIO 112AnyAnyAny
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
ʿⱦapp Gen Ed RequirementNCCUUNCCHUNCGUNCW
One additional courseAnyAnyAnySOC 225
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.

College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisitesAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.BIO 155
BIO 168
HEA 110
PED 110
AnyBIO 155
BIO 168
BIO 169
EDU 216

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

ʿⱦapp has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a ʿⱦapp university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.

View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities. 

Suggested Paths

Short Term

(12 months or less)

Long Term

(More than 12 months)