The physical education department has three principal functions: 1) provide general physical activity and recreation activity classes to fulfill degree requirements for graduation, 2) prepare teachers for professional physical education, and 3) conduct the

college intramural program for all students. A minimum of 100 noncredit contact hours with youth age 16 and under in each of the freshman and sophomore years will be required prior to matriculation at most four-year institutions.

Notice of background check: All education students are subject to background checks for selected educational coursework involving student contact and future employment as professionals in education and related fields. Student financial aid may be used to cover the cost.