Physical education is the phase of education concerned with the teaching of skills, collaboration and communication with others, understanding cognitive and physical development, examining attitudes and theories in physical activity, and exploring the mechanics of human movement. The primary goal of the physical education program at Saint Xavier University is to enhance the quality of life of our students. The goal of the core curriculum is to provide students with a broad theoretical and conceptual foundation and is designed to encourage the philosophical, psycho-social, scientific, ethcal, and legal concepts of the profession. The purpose of the physical education program is to also provide students with the opportunity to experience and participate in a variety of physical education, health and coaching courses that meet their individual needs. The courses in physical education provide an opportunity for the personal and health development of students and a means of fulfilling the physical education requirement in most teacher certification programs. The program is designed for the preparation of teachers, recreational leaders, and coahces with continued study leading to various careers in education administration, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health.
K. DeGaetano, Director
Physical Education Minor
Students who elect to minor in physical education must complete 18 credit hours of physical education classes, choosing from those that carry formal academic credit, including PE 116, plus 15 additional hours. Any of the coaching classes, SOC 140, BIOL 117, BIOL 200, BIOL 207 or any special topics course from other departments designated appropriate to fulfill the requirement may be taken.