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
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
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.