Athletic Director Faulstick; Professor Morgan†; Coaches Arena, Augustin, Bagwell, Ballard, Banks, Boyko, Bussard, Davis, Doepler; Everden, Funke-Harris, Gromacki, Hamm, Hixon, Hughes, Johnson, Knerr, Matthews, McBride, Mills, Nichols, Paradis, Robson, Rubin, Serpone, and Thompson; Athletic Trainers Cook, Jekanowski, Klingensmith, and Sulivik; Director of Sports Medicine Rello.
The courses in Physical Education are available to all Amherst College students and members of the College community. All courses are elective, and although there is no academic credit offered, transcript notation is given for successful completion of all courses.
Courses are offered on a quarter basis, two units per semester, and one unit during the January interterm. Classes are offered on the same time schedule as all academic courses. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses that interest them and may obtain more information about the Physical Education Program from the Department of Physical Education and Athletics.
In an attempt to meet the needs and interests of the individual student, the Department offers the following:
1. Physical Education Courses. In these courses, the basic skills, rules and strategy of the activity are taught and practiced. This program emphasizes individual activities which have value as lifelong recreational pursuits.
2. Recreational Program.
(a) Organized Recreational Classes, in which team sports are organized, played, and supervised by Physical Education Department personnel, and
(b) Free Recreational Scheduling, where the Department schedules, maintains and supervises facilities and activities for members of the College community, i.e., recreational golf, skating, squash, swimming and tennis.
A detailed brochure concerning all programs is available upon request from the Department of Physical Education. Details concerning the College’s physical education and athletic programs are available on the Department's website and in the Student Handbook.