Student using the climbing wall

Physical Education

Grinnell welcomes scholar-athletes of all majors — and especially if you’re interested in teaching, coaching, or youth activities —to join our physical education program in intramurals, indoor recreation and outdoor recreation. The program includes theory classes such as educational psychology, the organization and administration of athletics, sport theory, and coaching methods (includes ASEP and PACE certifications). Practica cover diverse sports and include instructional courses, intercollegiate sports, and performance groups.

Department News

Maddy Pesch ’16

Leading with Purpose

How Grinnell provided Maddy Pesch ’16 with the relevant skills to be a professional athlete.
Coaching student talks to three young athletes

Comprehensive Coaching

PHE 202 Coaching Methods combines sports and science with elements of the social sciences to provide a solid foundation for the coaching and administration of youth programs from prekindergarten through high school.
Professor Freeman driving in the ‘Spirit of Grinnell’

Professor Will Freeman to Travel 18,000 Miles in 80 days in 3-Wheeler

He will follow route planned by his students in an American Journey class.

Department Information

(641) 269-3818

Bear Recreation and Athletic Center
1201 Tenth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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