Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts (Health, Physical Education and Recreation Transfer)


Contact Information 

Jane Passa, department chair

Blikre Activities Center 190

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Online: Some Classes

This curriculum is available to the student planning to eventually major in physical education, health/recreation and perhaps, engage in the teaching, coaching or recreation fields as a career pursuit.

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation transfer curriculum plan provides transferable courses, which will eventually result in a major, or minor in the HPER field of study. In addition, the HPER plan meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

The instructors in this department have a wide variety of backgrounds in the field with the majority of them holding at least a master’s degree. The average class size is small enough to allow the development of comfortable staff-student relationships. Students are assigned faculty advisors to assist them in planning their programs and working out their semester schedules.

The physical education indoor and outdoor facilities are extensive and in excellent condition. These facilities are shared by the physical education, athletic and intramural programs. They are also open many hours for individual “free play” time. 

The opportunities for employment in the HPER field are excellent. Students commonly take employment as physical education instructors in elementary, junior high or high schools, athletic coaches, recreational directorships (community, private, commercial, etc.), athletic trainers or health instructors.


Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process. 


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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* Consult academic advisor in selecting electives that are most appropriate for the intended bachelor’s program.

This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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