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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education

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Greg Wallace


David Arseneault
Heather Benning
Dee Fairchild
Evelyn Freeman
William Freeman
Kate Gluckman
Andrew Hamilton
Timothy Hollibaugh
Erin Hurley
Brian Jaworski
Priscilla Lowther
David Zeiss

Activity, recreation, and theory offerings in the Department of Physical Education instruct students in areas that provide lifelong enrichment. Intramural, indoor and outdoor recreation, and other noncredit opportunities are available but are not listed in the catalog. Practicum credit, which counts toward graduation, is offered for the activity program, which includes instructional courses (PHE 100) and intercollegiate sports (PHE 101).

Academic credit is given for physical education theory courses, which are open to all students. These courses are specifically useful to those students planning careers in teaching, youth activities, or coaching.

Students are provided an opportunity to obtain a coaching authorization. The authorization is designed to develop the skills necessary to coach specific sports from grades K–12 and will include certification through the American Sport Education Program (ASEP).

For students who plan to pursue coaching at any level, it is recommended that they take the following courses:

Activity Program

Clubs (some clubs change with student interest) No Credit
Badminton Lacrosse Ultimate Frisbee
Basketball Outdoor Soccer Volleyball
Indoor Track Rugby Water Polo
Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) No Credit

Sponsors trips and instruction in cycling, caving, climbing, kayaking, backpacking, canoeing, winter sports, and other outdoor activities, and provides most equipment required to participate safely in these outings.

Intramural Sports (Fall or Spring) No Credit

Organizes competitive activities at the campus level in season.

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