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Physical Education

Faculty

Kristin Baker
Scott M. Barnard
Patricia Cipicchio
Michelle Collins
John Gessinger
Colette Gilligan
Robert Haberbusch
Jonathan Hind, director
Brett Hull
Ellen Hull
James King III
Patricia Kloidt
Emily McNamara
Miriam Merrill
David Murray
Perry Nizzi
Adam Stockwell
David Thompson
Robert Weber

All enrolled students are required to participate in a physical education program for individual development. This "lifetime carryover" program is based on the theory that it is as important to develop a healthy body and a love of sports as it is to provide scope for the skilled athlete.

There is a five-part requirement that includes:

1) A physical fitness test (a course is offered for those who do not pass);

2) A swim test (beginning swimming is offered for those who do not pass);

3 and 4) Two lifetime activity classes;

5) one unit of the following: intercollegiate athletics, wellness seminar, lifetime activity class.

Lifetime activity classes include the following: aerobics, badminton, fitness, golf, jogging, lifeguard training, power walking, racquetball, scuba, skating, squash, swimming, tennis, toning and volleyball.

Upon passing the physical fitness and swimming tests and successfully completing the three other parts of the requirement, a student shall have completed the physical education requirement. Activities may not be repeated for credit nor may a student be given intercollegiate credit and also receive credit for a similar class (i.e., a hockey player may not receive credit for ice skating).

Except under unusual circumstances, it is expected that the requirement will be completed in the first year. All students must complete the requirement by the end of four semesters in residence and may not study abroad or away without completing it. Students with physical disabilities may enter an individual program approved by the director of physical education.

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