Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education

Health

As our world becomes more advanced and connected and technology increases, individuals and societies can become negatively impacted. The number of illnesses and deaths from chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke are in part related to personal health choices. In addition, new and emerging infectious diseases are stretching the available resources to combat them. Thus, the achievement of optimal health remains a worldwide priority in the twenty-first century. The primary role of a health educator is to act as an "agent of change" that positively impacts both an individual's and society's ability to reach its fullest potential.

Exercise equipmentPhysical Education/Fitness Center

The Physical Education Department offers a variety of course offerings in fitness, strength training, yoga, individual and team sports. A state-of-the-art Fitness Center is also available and offers both credit or non-credit options. Our students can achieve a wide array of benefits through participation. Benefits may include:

  • Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
  • Exercise improves mood
  • Exercise boosts energy
  • Exercise promotes better sleep
  • Exercise can be fun

Mayo Clinic 7 benefits of exercise