Physical Education


Melissa Falen, M.A, Coordinator

Degrees offered

Special Academic Program


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 and to develop stratesgies to improve and promote lifelong holistic well-being. Both theory and skill-based courses are offered. 


Students are required to complete a 1 credit requirement in well-being.  The following courses may be taken to fulfill the requirement:  PED-128, PED-160, PED-231, & PED-232Students may complete 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 Office of the Registrar.