HPED Concentrations in the AA Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Program

The Health, Physical Education and Dance Department sponsors four concentrations in the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program.


This concentration offers a multidisciplinary, critical perspective on food, nutrition and community health. Students will learn the science of nutrition, including nutrient composition, physiological requirements and functions, and environmental influences that are determinants of human health and disease.

Nutrition Coordinator

Dr. Lana Zinger
RFK 216C
(718) 281-5722

Exercise Science

Students will develop a foundation which will prepare them to pursue a degree in the health sciences such as exercise physiology, athletic training, health promotion, physical therapy, physical education, sports medicine, cardiac rehabilitation.

Exercise Science Coordinator

Dr. Tony Monahan
RFK 216H
(718) 281-5762

Physical Education

Students will learn about the current issues and philosophies of the profession and to promote physical activity and sport. Students will observe Physical Education teaching and organization in the field, demonstrate an understanding of lesson planning, content assessment and practice teaching.

Physical Education Coordinator

Prof. Susan Garcia
RFK 213
(718) 281-5635

Personal Training

Students will learn about the personal training profession and develop the skills commonly utilized by members of the profession. It will provide a strong foundation for students who wish to obtain various personal training certifications. The courses will cover anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as well as, nutrition, body composition, weight control and fitness assessment. Increasingly, employers such as health clubs, hospitals, YMCAs, and similar organizations are looking to hire individuals with degrees in personal training rather than just a personal training certification.

Personal Training Coordinator

Prof. Jason Demas
RFK 213
(718) 281-5068

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.