Build regular exercise into your weekly schedule while honing your practice with an activity course, or dive into a variety of health and sport-related disciplines with a lecture-based theory course. The Department of Health, Wellness, and Physical Education (HWPE) offers academic opportunities through a diverse collection of course offerings available to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Courses are held on both East and West Campus and provide in-depth education on the practice and theory of various modalities and techniques.

Additional Benefits of Physical Education Courses Include:
  • Increased proficiency of skills
  • Increased understanding and application of life-long health and activity-based programs
  • Leadership skills inside and outside of the classroom
  • A community of students interested in the same activity or sport

Lecture Courses

P.E. lecture courses explore theoretical, research, and practical issues in health, exercise, and sport. P.E. lecture courses are known for their small class sizes, intensive student-instructor interaction, and real world projects.

Some lecture courses are cross-listed in other departments and may count toward major and curriculum code requirements. Lecture courses do not count against the 1 credit P.E. activity course limit and may not be repeated. Graded with traditional assignments and letter grades.

  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Exercise & Mental Health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Hot Topics in Health
  • Psychology of Sport & Performance
  • Sport Ethics
  • Sports Finance
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Media

Activity Courses

Students enjoy P.E. activity courses for the high level of student-instructor interaction, the accountability of having an activity class built into their academic schedule, and the progressive sequencing of information, skills, and workouts.

Students may earn up to 1 credit (two, 0.5 credit activity courses) toward the 34 credit graduation requirement and may take as many activity courses as desired without credit, including repeating activity courses. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory based on attendance.

  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Golf (Level 1, 2, 3)
  • Fusion Fitness
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates
  • Martial Arts (Aikido, Tai Chi)
  • Tennis (Level 1, 2)
  • Weight Training
  • Weight Training for Women
  • Yoga (Level 1, 2)

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