Department of Physical Education and Dance

The Department of Physical Education and Dance, housed within the College of Education has education opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Baccalaureate degree students may choose from several different emphasis areas, while masterís degree candidates can pursue degrees in physical education/athletic administration.

The department offers preparation in physical education to undergraduate students seeking teaching or non-teaching degrees and works closely with the College of Education to outline courses important to a successful teaching career.

Students seeking a non-teaching degree are exempt from secondary requirements, but fulfill all department and university requirements for a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree.

Activity performance, dance, athletic coaching, and fitness leadership are the different emphasis areas available to students majoring in physical education. A minor in dance is also available.

To meet the needs of individual students and to satisfy the elective requirement of the department, an exciting variety of activity courses are offered. Softball, skiing, judo, and kayaking are just a few examples of the many different activity course to choose from. Students can apply up to eight hours of activity classes to their degree.

Within the department are the Offices of Campus Recreation and Intramuruals.

The department is housed in Reed Gymnasium. This complex is open for student use and recreation purposes more than 100 hours per week. Within this time span are well-organized programs of fitness activities and intramurals designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Reed Gym facilities include:

Students from all disciplines have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities through the intramural program. Menís, womenís and co-ed programs are available in more than 25 sports including tennis, softball, racquetball, flag football, bowling, horseshoes, frisbee golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country skiing, pickleball, badminton, and much more.


As of fall 1994, students may take Math 140 (Math and the Modern World) or Math 177 (Language of Math) with Math 51 (Developmental Algebra), or equivalent, to satisfy the math general education requirement (depending on emphasis).