2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog

2008-2009 Catalog

The Physical Education Requirement

Throughout its history, the College has been committed to developing excellence. The Department of Athletics and Physical Education affirms the College’s mission by offering a variety of opportunities to promote self-awareness, confidence and the development of skills and habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The College’s comprehensive program includes competitive intercollegiate athletics, diverse physical education and wellness curricula, and leisure and recreational programs designed to enhance the quality of life for the broader campus community.

Before the start of the senior year, all students must have completed eight credits in physical education and successfully complete a swim-proficiency test. In addition, all students must take the Wellness Issues class in the fall of their first year. Semester and half-semester courses are offered in dance, aquatics, individual sports, team sports, outdoor recreation, wellness and fitness. Physical-education credit is awarded for participation on intercollegiate teams, rugby, equestrian and ultimate frisbee club teams. Students may earn up to two credits in physical education for pre-approved independent study. Students are encouraged to complete the requirement by the conclusion of their sophomore year.

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Updated August 25, 2008 by Tracy Kellmer