Member of the Division of Social Studies
Greg Wallace, Chair, David Arseneault, Heather Benning, Dee Fairchild, Evelyn Freeman, William Freeman, Kate Gluckman, Andrew Hamilton, Timothy Hollibaugh, Erin Hurley, Brian Jaworski, Priscilla Lowther, Tom Sonnichsen, David Zeiss.
Activity, recreation, and theory offerings in the Department of Physical Education instruct students in areas that provide lifelong enrichment. Intramural, indoor and outdoor recreation, and other noncredit opportunities are available but are not listed in the catalog. Practicum credit, which counts toward graduation, is offered for the activity program, which includes instructional courses (Physical Education 100), intercollegiate sports, and performance groups (Physical Education 101).
Academic credit is given for physical education theory courses, which are open to all students. These courses are specifically useful to those students planning careers in teaching, youth activities, or coaching.
Students are provided an opportunity to obtain two levels of coaching authorization. Level I authorization is designed to develop the skills necessary to coach specific sports from grades K through 12 and will include certification through the American Sport Education Program (ASEP). Level II authorization provides more in-depth preparation and additional theoretical coursework.