The primary objective of the Physical Education Department at South Plains College is to provide each student an opportunity to meet the transfer requirements for majors and nonmajors in physical education. Still another objective is to provide students an opportunity to obtain skills in lifetime and recreational activities for use in their leisure time. It is strongly recommended that those students who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from a university complete the physical education requirements for that degree program during their freshman and sophomore years at South Plains College.
The majority of classes offered in this department are one-hour credit activity courses. A wide variety of activity options for all fitness levels and ages is available. Students may not be exempted from the physical education requirement because of age. All students who are seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree that includes the core curriculum are required to take at least two of these activity classes. Physical Education activity courses may not be repeated for graduation credit. Three-hour lecture courses in physical education do not fulfill SPC core curriculum requirements.
Opportunities for certification in lifeguard training and/or water safety instructor are available to students already proficient in swimming.
It is essential that the prospective physical education major consult an advisor in the department before scheduling courses, especially in regard to foreign language requirements.
Departmental chairperson is Jon Marc Moore, associate professor of physical education.