Physical Education

At VMI all cadets are required to take seven semesters of physical education classes.

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.

Operational Goals Learning Outcomes
  • offer courses designed to foster cadets with the benefits of living healthy
  • prepare and conduct 5-year review
  • develop graduates committed to a lifestyle that promotes physical fitness
  • identify needs to support department programs
  • insure safe and effective department programs
  • achieve 3-3 teaching load
  • provide cadets knowledge & skill to enhance levels of physical fitness
  • provide cadets knowledge & skill to enhance
    self confidence
  • provide cadets with knowledge to develop
    leadership capabilities
  • provide cadets on how to apply exercise science principles to design exercise/fitness programs
  • provide cadets with experience to respond
    appropriately to situations where CPR/lifeguard
    skills are needed


Two PE Classes Form

Cocke Hall Facilities Reservation Form

Cormack Hall Hours

Weight Room

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Home Football Games CLOSED

Please email Lt. Col. Jay Johnson with questions, or call 540-464-7554