The Physical Education requirement contributes to students' physical, social and psychological development. The primary emphases of the program include learning and developing skills and understanding the benefits of physical activity. The Department is committed to providing a quality of instruction that promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages participation in lifetime activities. Students must pass four half-semester blocks of physical education: either four fitness activity blocks or three fitness activity blocks and one cognitive physical education block. Physical education courses are graded on Pass/Fail basis and do not carry academic credit.
NOTE: Students may repeat a physical education activity course one time. Priority during course request will be given to students who have not had the activity previously. Every student must complete the physical education requirement unless excused in writing by the Chair of Physical Education.
Intercollegiate Sports Participation can count for one block of physical education credit for each season of varsity sport played.
Club Sport Credit Participation can count for a maximum of two blocks subject to club approval by the Department of Physical Education.
ROTC Participation can count for one block of physical education credit for each year the student remains in the program.