Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024

Health and Exercise Science Transfer to Southern Oregon University, Associate of Science

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(Formerly titled Health and Physical Education Transfer to Southern Oregon University)

Ospreys to Raiders Transfer Program

About the Program

The Associate of Science (AS) degree is based on a signed articulation agreement with Southern Oregon University (SOU). The program is designed for students transferring to SOU’s bachelor’s degree program in Health and Exercise Science. Students must work closely with advisors in their areas of interest to ensure electives are appropriate.

The curriculum allows for 48 core credits within the major area. By completing all appropriate credits (including electives), students will fulfill required lower division coursework for transfer to SOU. Students should be aware, however, that if they transfer before completing this degree, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Health and Exercise Science Transfer to Southern Oregon University degree are:

Document knowledge of demographic health changes and trends in chronic and acute diseases in the U.S. over the last 100 years.

Explain best practices for addressing nutritional requirements for health.

Describe the connections between emotional well-being and physical wellness.

Demonstrate improvement in physical education activities and competencies.

Model correct functional movement in emergency and first aid scenarios.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate Department Chair before being accepted toward core requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C-” or better. Certain required courses are also graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year Oregon state college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language, or
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Completing the first year of the college language sequence in terms 4-6 at RCC sets students up for the second-year sequence when they transfer. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult with an advisor regularly as you complete your transfer degree.

Total Program Credits: 90-92

Program email address: HPERInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-9


Check-in with Advisor

Term Credits: 14


Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 16


Check-in with Advisor

Term Credits: 15


Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 14

Approved Humanities Electives

Complete at least three courses from the following list, 9-12 credits.

Approved Social Science Electives

Complete at least one course from the following list, 3-4 credits.

Approved Program Electives

Select 7-9 credits from a related field, not otherwise required within the base program or option area.


1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS 120  / CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

2 BI 212  (highly recommended) or any other science or non-science lower division transfer course.

For more information, contact the Health/PE/Recreation Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: HPERInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/HPER

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