Physical Education

Associate in Applied Science

The Physical Education Associate in Science prepares students for transfer to a four-year physical education bachelor's degree program.

support in the ICC Academic Support Center

Students will study a foundational general education curriculum along with courses in nutrition, health, recreation, fitness and wellness, and sport psychology. Students enjoy learning at the ICC state-of-the-art sports complex and Fitness Center.

A Quality Education

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) guarantees your ICC associate degree satisfies general education courses needed to transfer.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, Coach, Physical Education Specialist, Recreation Director, Fitness Center Teacher, Fitness Center Director


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

The associate in science curriculum provides students a broad foundation into the concepts of health, nutrition and physical education, and prepares them well for their junior and senior year at a four-year institution.

Brett Kelley, Coordinator, Physical Education & Fitness
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Physical Education Program?

Take your love of health and wellness into a career as a teacher or coach. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. High school classes in English, math and science are beneficial.
  5. Participation in high school athletics is also helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Physical Education Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


  • Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm

    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm