Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Common Core Requirements

Course listing table for the degree
Common Core Categories Courses Credits
Required Core 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
Required Core 1A.
ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
Required Core 1B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning – Required: MA-119 College Algebra2 3
Required Core 1C. Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended: BI-301 Anatomy and Physiology I) 3-41
Flexible Core 2A. World Cultures and Global Issues 3
Flexible Core 2B. US Experience & its Diversity (Recommended: SP-211 Speech Communication) 3
Flexible Core 2C. Creative Expression 3
Flexible Core 2D. Individual and Society 3
Flexible Core 2E. Scientific World (Recommended: BI-111 Introduction to Human Biology) 3
Additional Flexible Core Course Select one from 2A-2E (Recommended: HE-103 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition2) 3
Subtotal 30-311

Major Requirements

Major requirements for the degree program
Courses Credits
HE-102 Health, Behavior & Society 2
HE-1032 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition2 3
HE-108 Health and Physical Fitness 3
MA-3363 Statistics3 3
PE-416 Weight Training 1
PE-815 Foundation in Physical Education 3
PE-825 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
PE-841 Games & Sports for Children 2
PE-400 or 500 One course from the PE-400 or 500 series 1
Laboratory Science4 BI-132, BI-171, CH-102, CH-111, CH-121, ET-842 or PH-1124 0-11
Subtotal 21-221

Major Electives

Take at least 6 credits of course work from the list below, guided by appropriate transfer articulations

Major Electives for the degree
Courses Credits
BI-302 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HE-104 Addictions and Dependencies 3
HE-105 Human Sexuality 3
HE-106 First Aid and Safety Education 3
HE-107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior 3
HE-110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
HE-111 Stress Management 3
PE-826 Concepts of Personal Training I 3
PE-827 Concepts of Personal Training II 3
Subtotal 6


Major Electives for the degree
Courses Credits
Free Electives 2
Subtotal 2

Total Credits Required



  1. The credit range accounts for the possibility of taking a STEM variant course in Common Core 1C.
  2. Students who use Requirements for the Major to satisfy Common Core requirements must take additional Major Electives to reach 60 credits.
  3. Students who place into MA-336 and therefore do not need to take MA-119 will use MA-336 for Required Core 1C. Those students must take an additional Major Elective Course to reach 60 credits.
  4. Students who have taken a STEM Variant course in the Common Core 1C have fulfilled this requirement.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Movement Science

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on April 13, 2021.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of the body, and application of biomechanics to efficient movement in physical fitness and athletic conditioning.
  2. Apply the principles of physical fitness to optimize lifelong physical activity and health.
  3. Apply concepts of human behavior to enhance exercise performance.
  4. Conduct and evaluate health-related physical fitness assessments.
  5. Design and implement fitness and wellness programs for a variety of populations.
  6. Apply the principles of nutrition to exercise performance, body composition and weight control.
  7. Communicate and demonstrate proper etiquette regarding physical activity, legal liability, and ethics in exercise and fitness related professions.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.