Our mission is to mentally and physically develop the Corps of Cadets, through exposure to comprehensive and progressive academic (non-degree granting) and experiential (co-curricular) programs designed to enhance self esteem, physical fitness, leadership characteristics, and the pre-requisite knowledge that produces graduates with a commitment to life-long physical fitness and health.
- The department will offer courses designed to foster cadets' acquisition of knowledge--related to the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
- Prepare for and conduct a five-year Program Review.
- Develop graduates committed to a lifestyle that promotes physical fitness.
- Identify facility needs that help support effective implementation of departmental supported programs.
- Acquire appropriate resourcing to insure safe and effective implementation of departmental supported programs.
- Develop and implement--in conjunction with the Department of Biology--a Minor in Exercise Science.
- Aim to achieve a 3-3 teaching load for full-time faculty
- Provide cadets with opportunities (knowledge and skill based) to enhance levels of physical fitness.
- Provide cadets with opportunities (knowledge and skill based) that focus on enhancement of self confidence.
- Provide cadets with opportunities to develop leadership capabilities.
- Provide cadets with experience in applying knowledge of exercise science principles through the design and implementing exercise/fitness programs.
- Provide cadets with experience in responding appropriately to situations requiring medical attention--(this learning goal applies specifically to those cadets enrolled in PE 404-CPR and PE 402-Lifeguarding).