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  Dec 15, 2017
Course Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletics and Physical Education

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Joseph F. Karlgaard, Assoc. Professor, Delta Lodge Director of Athletics, Dept. Chair
Constantine Ananiadis, Instructor, Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Raymond Appenheimer, Instr.; Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Betsy L. Bruce,
Lecturer; Director of Recreation & Club Sports

Timothy A. Carver, Lecturer; Director of Sports Medicine
Isaiah Cavavo, Instructor, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Carey Cavanaugh, Instructor; Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Janell Crayton, Lecturer, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Adrienne Davis, Instructor; Head Women’s Softball Coach
Alan Estep, Lecturer, Assocoate Football Coach
Mark Fino, Instructor; Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach
Vickie Goettel, Visiting Instructor
Ronald J. Gresco, Visiting Instructor
Kristen Hayden, Instructor, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Jason D. Hudson, Instr.; Asst.Cross Cntry/Assoc.Head Men’s & Women’s Track &Field
Kristin Jacobs, Lecturer, Sr. Associate Director of Athletics
Kerry Jenkins, Instructor, Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Eric Lahetta, Assistant Athletic Director-Intercollegiates
Elizabeth Longley, Instructor Head Womens Lacrosse Coach
Blake New, Instructor; Head Men’s Soccer Coach; Head Golf Coach

Brett Nichols, Lecturer, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Barbara Osborne, Visiting Instructor
Jeffrey Ramsey, Assistant Professor; Head Football Coach
Deborah L. Ranieri,
Instructor; Head Field Hockey

Thomas W. Reid, Lecturer
Adam R. Shoemaker,
Instructor; Assistant Men’s Soccer; Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Eric A. Stewart, Visiting Instructor
Lee Suggs,Instructor;Assistant Football Coach
Kelly Verda, Visiting Instructor


Oberlin takes pride in the fact that since 1896 physical education has been considered an important part of a liberal arts education. To accomplish this goal, the Athletics and Physical Education Department has a five part structure: 1) general recreation; 2) physical activity courses; 3) intramurals; 4) club sports and 5) varsity intercollegiate sports for men and women.

Academic Courses

Courses are sometimes offered in alternate years, therefore, careful planning is necessary with an advisor in the Athletics and Physical Education Department. Although the department does not offer a major in physical education, the following academic courses are available.

Physical Activity Program

It is the purpose of the activity program to contribute to the liberal education of students through experiences in movement and to encourage their physical and mental well being. A broad program of aquatics, dance, sports, and body integrating experiences is offered to help the students develop skills, attitudes, and other resources that will enable them to lead an active and productive life.

Members of the department welcome consultation with students regarding the selection of experiences that will best meet their needs and interests. Any course change after registration must be made through the Department of Athletics and Physical Education office.

All courses in the general activity program are offered for Credit/No Entry or Pass/No Pass grading only.

Students are permitted to receive a maximum of two credit hours in any one activity course. Since most activity courses are 0.5 credit, a course can be taken a total of four times. Should students wish to receive more than two credit hours in a particular course, they must petition the Physical Education Curriculum Committee with a specific request/justification. Varsity Athletic credit is exempt from the two-credit hour limit.

Independent Fitness. In limited numbers, students may choose Independent Fitness activities. In consultation with a Department of Athletics and Physical Education staff member, students “contract” a fitness activity for a minimum of three hours per week. Participants will be required to report their weekly activities either through a log or meeting with the instructor as agreed upon. Credit is limited to one-half hour per module, and staff members are limited to no more than 15 such students per module. A maximum of two credit hours of Independent Fitness may be applied toward graduation.

General Physical Activity Program

Physical activity courses are offered each module. Full semester activity courses bear one hour of credit while modular activity courses bear one-half hour of credit. The Divisional Distribution is EX, Extra Divisional. Courses offered by the Department of Athletics and Physical Education in the general activity program are all coed unless otherwise noted and include the following:


Varsity Sports — Men

Varsity Sports — Women

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