Physical Education Department

Assistant Professor: Paul Soong (chair)

At a time when the nation is witnessing an obesity epidemic and has an aging population at risk for falls, and the population enjoys watching sports more than playing sports, health science and sport science bring together individuals with backgrounds in physiology and wellness and health education to work on these and many other important public health problems.

The Department of Physical Education offers course work directed at increasing student awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity and at gaining the skills and understanding basic to a lifetime of wellness. Students have the opportunity to complete lecture classes focusing upon sports science and health education, as well as activity classes focusing upon physical fitness, creative expression, risk-taking and sports skills.

Facilities: The College’s sports facilities include Gambrill Gymnasium which houses a dance studio, gymnasium floor, aerobics room and yoga room; Hodson Fitness Center with treadmills, stair machines and exercise bicycles, as well as weight machines and free weight equipment; Hood Tennis Complex with six tennis courts; Huntsinger Aquatics Center; and Thomas Athletic Field.