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is physical education required?

raisinbran11raisinbran11 7 replies11 threads New Member
edited May 2006 in College Life
is a phys. ed. course required at every university in the country???
edited May 2006
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  • Drew00Drew00 2733 replies231 threads Senior Member
    No.........
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  • HelloKikiHelloKiki 651 replies40 threads Member
    Depends on the university and the degree. But I do know that not every university requires every degree to have Kinesiology credit.
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  • Chrisr88Chrisr88 298 replies41 threads Member
    It should be but no, more often than not it isn't.
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  • ee_stuee_stu 478 replies4 threads Member
    Yes, I agree that there should be PE. And maybe a class on nutrition also since America is home of the obese.
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  • wrathofachilleswrathofachilles 761 replies11 threads Member
    ee_stu, I agree with you. Every HS and college should have mandatory PE all four years. very few actually do however.
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  • kk06kk06 543 replies11 threads Member
    we have 2 full credits of PE required in hs, but only 1 college i know of has anything like that - and it's a CC
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  • ee_stuee_stu 478 replies4 threads Member
    Oh, and I'm not advocating that everyone should strive to lose weight and look ideal. I'm extremely underweight myself and am working on putting on healthy weight. It's just that for those who would like to lose weight, just one intro class to nutrition will provide you with more insight and useful basic knowledge than a book on the next diet fad. Out of my 3 years' worth of GE, math and science classes, the nutrition class was most beneficial so far in terms of value per class unit.
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  • pebblespebbles 2554 replies63 threads Senior Member
    haha yeah, actually, @ MIT.

    :)
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  • dukeclassof09dukeclassof09 476 replies1 threads Member
    Although some colleges require PE or nutrition, the idea is ridiculous. It isn't middle school; people eventually need to exercise personal responsibility over health, exercise, and nutrition.
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  • AcceptedAlreadyAcceptedAlready 2592 replies42 threads Senior Member
    Not at CMU but for computer science majors they require you to do things like watch a movie or go out and take a walk.
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  • atmjunkatmjunk 101 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Like all requirements, it depends on the school.

    I had to take 4 years of (state-wide required) PE in high school and then a semester in college. It was a total waste of time. If you're going to get fit, it needs to be your own choice and on your own time. You aren't going to have the state (or school) forcing you to work out 45 minutes a day when you're 50, are you?
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  • ee_stuee_stu 478 replies4 threads Member
    You're missing the point. PE courses, if required in college, are usually integrated into to the GE curriculum to broaden a student's education. It's to raise awareness and is no different, than say, Intercultural Studies.
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  • fendergirlfendergirl 4620 replies159 threads Senior Member
    we had to take 2 full credits of PE in college... whatever coures you wanted. You could take volleyball for 1/2 a credit, or softball for 1/2 a credit... etc.. i took a "concepts of physical fitness" which was sort of like a health/nutrition plus we did some activities like running and stuff.. that was a full credit, and i took bowling for my other full credit.
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  • ee_stuee_stu 478 replies4 threads Member
    Me too, I took s nutrition course to fulfill the GE requirement rather than taking the actual PE activity courses. The showers were broken and I didn't want to stink up my classes afterwards, lol.
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  • kenshikenshi 511 replies89 threads Member
    back in the early 90's it was mandatory at FIU
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  • bluthunder06bluthunder06 544 replies33 threads Member
    I think that they have to take swimming the freshman year at Howard University
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  • nazhockey26nazhockey26 154 replies5 threads Junior Member
    at penn state everyone must take 2 1.5 credit classes of some kind of physical activity or health, but there are tons of options. From Ballroom dancing (USC is not to only school with this one) to scuba diving, skiing, golf, flag football, ect.
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  • SilverCloverSilverClover 699 replies10 threads Member
    At Brandeis, 2 courses are required methinks. However, you can take classes like yoga, DDR, walking, fencing, ballroom dancing, or CPR/First aid. I'm all for that. I'd do it on my own anyway.
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  • hermione4586hermione4586 30 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My college requires that we take 4 classes of PE. We can take the same activity up to twice. So to graduate we need like 4-6 credits of Phys Ed.
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  • ndcountrygirlndcountrygirl 208 replies2 threads Junior Member
    2 credits are required here--fulfilled through a wellness or nutrition or healthy living class. Easy A for your freshman year
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