The classes provided by the Department of Physical Education and Athletics are intended to meet one or more of the following objectives.
- Facilitate an understanding of fitness and how it contributes to healthful living.
- Provide information and basic experience to develop and implement physiologically-sound personal fitness and exercise programs.
- Enhance appreciation and enjoyment of physical activity and recreational pursuits.
- Provide regular opportunities and professional assistance in effective fitness activities.
- Facilitate health and safety awareness as well as the ability to respond to a health emergency.
Fitness, recreation, and health/safety certification class offerings through the Department of Physical Education and Athletics are provided in either a “progressive” or “drop-in” format.
Progressive classes are taught in a sequential manner with skill advancement occurring as the quarter proceeds and class session content dependent upon previous sessions. Therefore, students are asked to commit to the class and attend all sessions so that the class is effective for all participants. If a student misses more than one class in a 3 or 4 week class, or more than two classes in a 6 or 8 week class, he/she will be asked to discontinue participation and register again in a future quarter when attendance can be regular. Progressive classes, offered under the Phoenix Fitness Program, are generally taught by Head Coaches and Administrators in the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. Registration for a spot in Phoenix Fitness classes may be accomplished by completing an online registration form (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER) or by contacting Ms. Katie Pommier, Assistant for Physical Education and Wellness, at email@example.com any time prior to the first day of the class. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to all registrants. Participation in Phoenix Fitness classes is reserved for undergraduate and graduate students of the University.
Drop-in classes are group fitness opportunities which do not necessarily require regular attendance to be effective. These classes are offered under the FitChicago Program and are available to all members of the Ratner Athletics Center. Undergraduate and graduate students in the University are admitted to FitChicago classes free of charge by displaying a valid student ID to the class instructor. Non-student members may participate by purchasing a Fitness Punch Card at the entry station to the Ratner Athletics Center. Fitness Punch Cards may be used for any FitChicago class except for Private Swim Lessons. FitChicago classes are generally taught by certified adjunct instructors.
Information on all Department of Physical Education and Athletics class offerings is available at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.