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Physical Education

Melissa Falen, M.A, Coordinator

The physical education program is an integral part of a liberal arts education as it incorporates the concept of a healthy body with a healthy mind.  Physical education is designed to encourage the student's knowledge, interest, competence, and participation in physical activities.  Both theory and skill-based courses are offered.  Emphasis is on developing and maintaining holistic wellness, including physical fitness, through lifetime fitness activities.

Requirements

All physical education courses fulfill the 1-credit general education requirement in physical education. Students may choose either a skill (100-level) or theory (200/300-level) course. Students may take up to 3 credits of physical education toward the 120 graduation credit total. Students may opt to take more than 3 credits of physical education credits as electives that do not count toward the 120 credit minimum.

The general education requirement may be fulfilled through participation on a University varsity athletic team in accordance with University policy. Policy information is available in the physical education office, the athletic department and from the registrar.

Courses

PED-128 Pickleball

Instructs students in the theoretical and practical application of basic principles of fitness and training in addition to the vocabulary, rules, and basic skills necessary to play pickleball.  Fulfills general education requirement in physical education.  [1 credit]

PED-129 Racquetball

Instructs students in the fundamental skills and rules of the game. Playing regularly will be the emphasis of this course. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-231 Theory of Physical Fitness and Wellness

Introduces the concept of "holistic wellness” as it relates to students in today’s society.  Both individual and global wellness issues will be explored.  Class discussion, student input, and student projects & presentations are paramount to this course.  Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 2 credits ]

PED-232 Theory and Practice of Aerobic Conditioning

Instructs students in the theoretical and practical application of basic principles of fitness and training, with an emphasis on  aerobic conditioning.  Exposes students to a variety of aerobic activities and teaches the necessary techniques to develop individualized aerobic conditioning programs. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]