Field Study

Physical Education 197 Field Study

Phys Ed 197 is an upper-division, elective course for one to three units of academic credit for teaching assistant (TA) students in the Physical Education Program, sports medicine interns in Intercollegiate Athletics, or other interested students with a strong connection to the Physical Education Program or for students studying for the minor in health and wellness.

Phys Ed 197 also may be appropriate for students who have a purposeful connection to Physical Education's mission and can show a justification for the request. Approval for these requests are done on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Director of the Physical Education Program.


  • Students must have a minimum 2.00 GPA.
  • The agreement of a faculty member in the Physical Education Program to serve as a mentor for any TA must be secured. 

No more than a total of 16 units numbered 197, 198, and 199 may be used to meet the requirements for a bachelor's degree.

Variable Units

The student and the faculty supervisor will decide the number of units to be attempted.

1 unit = 3 hours of work per week.

2 units = 6 hours of work per week.

3 units = 9 hours of work per week.

To Enroll  (Phys Ed / Health and Wellness Minor Students)

  1. Contact your faculty supervisor and provide them with your SID and the number of units you wish to work.
  2. If accepted, the student will be enrolled by the staff of the Physical Education Program.
  3. Students need to be assigned a specific section and enrolled in PHYS ED 197 no later than the end of Friday of the second week of classes.

To Enroll  (Sports Medicine Interns)

Sports Medicine Interns apply here.


  1. Regular attendance at the particular class or worksite is required. If you are going to be absent, you need to notify your supervisor before class.
  2. Periodic written work and meetings, as determined by the faculty supervisor, may be required.