Professors: Farrell, Goyings, Hess (Chair), Krajacic , Krasinski, Miller,
Milliken, Murphy, Nickert, Niemeier, Olds, Ott, Riley,
K.J. Smith, Shabazz, Zorbo
Through its physical education activity requirement and offerings that carry academic credit, the College honors the "sound mind in a sound body" philosophy that is a landmark of a liberal arts education. Several opportunities for healthful activities are housed in the department of physical education which includes intramurals administration and the department of athletics in addition to the cadre of activity classes.
All students shall earn one unit of physical education (PE) activity, which may be met by electing and satisfactorily completing five activities, each equal to 0.2 units, selected from physical education activity classes, intercollegiate athletics, study abroad, and LandSea, subject to the following conditions:
Activity courses include various opportunities. Some require that students furnish their own equipment or transportation; some require a modest fee (indicated by *); but one can achieve the full unit with on-campus, non-fee courses. Activity classes may include the following: all intercollegiate sports, advanced physical training, ballet, basketball, cheerleading, choreography*, developmental swimming, fencing*, first aid and CPR, gardening, horseback riding*, individual fitness, indoor rock climbing*, jazz dance*, Land/Sea* (as a participant or a leader), massage*, meditation, modern dance*, pilates*, scuba*, smoking cessation, stage combat techniques*, Tae Kwon Do*, Tai Chi, tennis, triathlon training, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, weight training, yoga*. Mind/Body, (PED101), is a combination of classroom and individualized activity that focuses on personal health and recognizes a fit and active lifestyle. It is worth 0.4 credits.
One academic, full-unit class is offered each quarter through the PE department, and Sports Psychology is offered through the psychology department. These classes are recommended for students interested in coaching, athletics, fitness, or leadership. Either PED 205 or 210 are required for the Health Studies Concentration.