Physical education is that phase of education concerned with the teaching of skills, attitudes and theories in both health and physical activity. The primary goal of the physical education program at Saint Xavier University is to enhance the quality of life of our students. The focus is to encourage students not to just avoid sickness, but to achieve total wellness.
Wellness is a state of healthy balance whereby an individual makes decisions regarding exercise and fitness, nutrition and diet, rest and relaxation, and health habits. In order for wellness to be achieved, responsible decision-making must take place.
Saint Xavier University provides students with the opportunity to experience and participate in a variety of classes that meet their individual needs. The courses in physical education provide an opportunity for the development of personal wellness and a means of fulfilling requirements of teacher certification programs.