At VMI all cadets are required to take seven semesters of physical education classes.
The Physical Education program mentally and physically develops 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 program also provides cadets:
- with knowledge & skill to enhance physical fitness and self-confidence
- with the knowledge to develop leadership capabilities
- on how to apply exercise science principles to design exercise/fitness programs
- with experience to respond appropriately to situations where CPR/lifeguard skills are needed
Degrees and Programs
The Physical Education curriculum offers a Exercise Science Minor.
All cadets are required to take seven semesters of physical education classes, and earn four semester credit hours (exclusive of any 3 credit hour course) to meet graduation requirements.