Geneva College

 

 

Physical Education Department

Department of Physical Education

Overview

The Physical Education Department offers two types of core courses (PED 103 and PED 101) to meet the core requirement, as well as offering courses to meet the Sport Coaching minor. A Sport Management major is available (joint venture of Departments of Physical Education and Business).

A main emphasis in PED 103 (Physical Fitness) is on the development and maintenance of personal cardiovascular fitness as well as knowledge regarding health, exercise, fitness and wellness. In addition, a purpose of the course is for each student to discover the joy of exercise and to consistently monitor one’s health and wellness all of one’s life.

PED 101 sections include instruction in, and application of, the fundamental skills, rules and concepts of various sports and physical activities. Various sections include aerobics, badminton, golf, tennis, volleyball, racquetball, and weight training. Course syllabi include a more precise description of each section.

Mission

As creatures created by and in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) we are expressive and creative beings; in the way we reflect His image and fulfill our created mandate.  The Department of Physical Education and Sport Management echoes along with the Westminster Confession (WC) that our ‘chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever; so that in whatever we do, say, or think it is to be done to glorify God.’ In order to fully enjoy the good life, as affirmed by the WC and outlined throughout scripture, Geneva College students will explore how the covenant between Jesus Christ and His people should be reflected in our daily response of gratitude in all of life.

In the Geneva College Department of Physical Education we seek to provide a positive learning environment that will enhance instruction and learning in the area of lifetime fitness. Instructors strive to be role models for each student while providing instruction and guidance for a life of spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wellness. A goal is to enhance the student’s sense of responsibility regarding caring for one’s body as the ‘temple of the Lord’ (I Corinthians 6:19-20).



 

Point of Excellence

Geneva College placed in the Top 20 Regional College North Rankings as identified by U.S. News & World Report.

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