Jun 19, 2024  
Course Catalog 2022-2023 
Course Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Athletics and Physical Education

Natalie Winkelfoos, Delta Lodge Director of Athletics
Sara Schoenhoft, Head Softball Coach/Wellness Coordinator, Chair
Izzy Alexander, Instructor, Asst. Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Constantine Ananiadis, Instructor, Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Raymond Appenheimer, Instructor, Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Alex de la Pena, Instructor, Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach
Stephany Dunmyer, Instructor, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Taylor Houck, Instructor, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Eric Ishida, Instructor, Head Men’s Tennis Coach
Blake New, Instructor, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Steve Opgenorth, Instructor, Head Football Coach
Ryan Polak, Instructor, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Cadence Pearson Lane, Instructor, Vinyasa Yoga
Johnathan Ray, Instructor, Head Baseball Coach
Erica Rau, Instructor, Head Volleyball Coach
Kim Russell, Instructor, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach
Lisa Thuer, Instructor, Breathe & Flow
Jess West, Instructor, Head Field Hockey Coach
Brice Wilson, Instructor, Bowling

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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) YeoFit and general recreation; 2) physical activity courses; 3) intramurals; 4) club sports; and 5) varsity intercollegiate sports for men and women.

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, yoga, 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 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 credits 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 limit.

General Physical Activity Program

Physical activity courses are offered each module. Full semester activity courses bear one credit (1.0) while modular activity courses bear one-half credit (0.5).

All physical activity courses are co-curricular; there is a limit of how many co-curricular credits may count for the Oberlin degrees. For more information about how co-curricular courses count toward degree requirements see The College of Arts and Sciences , The Double-Degree Program , or The Conservatory of Music .

Courses offered by the Athletics and Physical Education Department in the general activity program are open to all genders unless otherwise noted.


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