Physical Education

Program Information

Professors: Daniels, Dougal, Farrell, Goyings, Hess (Chair), Horner, Krajacic , Miller, Murphy, Ott, Parent, Redko, Riley, J. Smith, K.J. Smith, Shabazz, White, 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.

Physical Education Department News

The George Acker Endowed Scholarship

On the occasion of its annual Founders Day ceremony (celebrating 181 years of operation) Kalamazoo College announced the George Acker Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will support juniors or seniors who best exemplify the qualities and character of Coach Acker, including … Continue reading

One if by land, 70 if by LandSea

About 70 first-year students—including Sarah Werner and her family from Clinton Township, Mich., photographed here—arrived August 16 to begin their Kalamazoo College journey via LandSea, an optional 18-day wilderness backpacking, climbing, canoeing, glad-I-brought-my-bug spray experience in Adirondack State Park, a … Continue reading

Professor Baker Named to Athletic Hall of Fame

Ed Baker, former Kalamazoo College football coach and physical education professor, has been named to the Athletic Hall of Fame at Haverford High School in Havertown, Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia. He was athletic director at Haverford from 1959 to 1967 … Continue reading

Professor Jeanne Hess on her Book, “Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games”

Jeanne Hess, professor of physical education and head coach of volleyball, has written Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games, a book that examines how people can attain peace, understanding, and joy through sports. Hess has coached volleyball and taught at “K” … Continue reading