College of Education and Human Development

School of Kinesiology

Physical activity program

These 1-credit, 1xxx-level Physical Education (PE) courses are available to the entire student body. PE courses are designed to encourage lifetime involvement in physical activity, and serve the University's mission to prepare students to be lifelong learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged and active citizens. Physical Activity Program (PAP) courses utilize many of the University’s premiere athletic and recreational facilities, providing students with an exciting learning environment. PAP instructors are skilled at creating fun and challenging educational opportunities and are proficient in working with students with a wide range of skill levels.

students working out

Students working out and enjoying life

students working out


PAP closely collaborates with Intercollegiate Athletics, the Department of Recreational Sports and University Equine Center to host courses in state-of-the-art facilities such as the University Recreation and Wellness Center, Huntington Bank Stadium, and Mariucci Arena. This collaboration and commitment to providing a broad range of educational opportunities offers students the best instructional experiences, and exposes students to the depth and breadth of activities available on campus. Research has shown that use of recreation facilities positively impacts retention and graduation rates, and these collaborations provide opportunities that encourage students' commitment to lifelong learning, health, and well-being.

Course offerings

See a full list of PE courses in the University Catalog, under the “Program Requirements” section of the Kinesiology BS major.