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Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education department website!

The mission of Kalamazoo College is to prepare its graduates to better understand, live successfully within, and provide enlightened leadership to a richly diverse and increasingly complex world. As a highly selective, nationally renowned, and internationally oriented four-year college of arts and sciences, Kalamazoo College has developed a tradition of excellence in the fulfillment of this mission through its own unique curriculum.

One unit of that unique curriculum is the fulfillment of four P.E. activity classes, each worth .25 units toward the one full unit. In its 2009 curriculum review, faculty at Kalamazoo College unanimously affirmed the P.E. activity requirement as a necessary piece of a healthy, active, fit lifestyle; a cornerstone of successful living and enlightened leadership. Through its physical education activity requirement and offerings that carry academic credit, the College honors the "sound mind in a sound body" philosophy that is a landmark of a liberal arts education.  Several opportunities for healthful activities are housed in the department of physical education which includes intramurals administration and the department of athletics in addition to the cadre of activity classes. 

The Physical Education department serves on average 700 students per term. That's nearly half of our student population!