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What is a Transfer Pathway?

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule/sequence for a student planning to complete the A.A. degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline. A transfer pathway is not institution-specific. 

It is important to understand that the pathway provided in the adjacent tab is just one possible combination of classes by which to complete an A.A. and prepare for transfer in your chosen area of study. Other course combinations and sequences can work, too. It is strongly recommended that students work directly and frequently with a COD academic counselor/advisor, a COD faculty advisor, and academic counselors/advisors at potential transfer schools, to develop and execute a plan that works best for them.

For more information about Physical Education, Fitness, and Sports Studies, please visit the program page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PHYS 2200 Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport 3
EDUCA 1100 Introduction to Education 3
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Gen EdMathematics 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 3
Second Semester
PHYS 2201 Introduction to Coaching 3
PHYS 2251 Living With Health 1 3
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Third Semester
PHYS 2254 First Aid and CPR 3
ANAT 1500 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Gen EdGlobal Multicultural Studies
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
PHYS 2240 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
Elective 2 2-3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences (with lab) 4
Gen EdHuman Relations 3
 Total Credits64-65

PHYS 2251 Living With Health and PHYS 2254 First Aid and CPR will qualify as a Contemporary Life Skills credit.


Recommended: PHYS 2202 Introduction to Sport Management, PHYS 2261 Applied Kinesiology, PHYS 1711 Hapkido I, or additional PHYS activity classes.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A. degree, please visit the A.A. degree catalog page.