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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.S. 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.S. 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
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
Gen EdMathematics 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 1 3
Gen EdGlobal Multicultural Studies 3
ELECTIVESelect one of the following: 3
Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport  
Living With Health 2  
First Aid and CPR 2  
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3 3
ANAT 1551
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver I
PHYS 2258 The Science of Nutrition 4 3
Third Semester
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3 3
ANAT 1552
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
or Anatomy and Physiology With Cadaver II
Gen EdMathematics 3
PHYS 2261 Applied Kinesiology 4 3
Fourth Semester
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 3
Gen EdPhysical and Life Sciences 5 4
ElectiveHuman Relations 3
PHYS 2263 Fitness Instructor Training 6 3
Activity Course 1
 Total Credits67

BIOLO 1100 Survey of Biology is recommended.


PHYS 2254 First Aid and CPR and PHYS 2251 Living With Health count toward contemporary life skills credit.


For SBS credit, the recommendation is a PSYCH or SOCIO course.


Also goes toward PE/Fitness certificate.


Science must have a lab if not taken in previous semesters.


Activity classes recommended are PHYS 1171 Weight Training I, PHYS 1184 Body Sculpting I, and PHYS 1131 Cardio Kickboxing I (see PE advisor).

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.S. degree, please visit the A.S. degree catalog page.

Please note that the A.A. and A.S. Degrees currently require a minimum of 64 hours for completion. If the transfer pathway listed above has fewer than 64 hours listed, students will need to take additional coursework to reach that minimum. Students should consult with a faculty or program advisor to discuss their options.