Many studies have pointed to a positive correlation between exercise and academic success. With this and many other benefits in mind, Delaware Valley University constructed the required core curriculum with two physical education credits. There are plenty of ways for students to go about checking these credits off their list.
DelVal’s physical education courses serve as opportunities for our students to ensure that they’re in peak physical condition throughout their studies. Both 1109 and 1209 are essentially the same course, with the former offered during the fall semester and the latter offered in the spring, and each provides one credit toward the two required for the core curriculum.
The overall goal of these courses is to help students refine their level of fitness. This goal is accomplished throughout a number of activities, including:
- Weight training
- Aerobic conditioning
- Dance exercise
- Dance on video
PE 1109 and 1209 can be taken up to four times, with the first two credits serving to satisfy core physical education requirements and the next two counting as additional elective credits.
Broaden Your Horizons
There are other physical education courses available at DelVal, too, including PE 2011 – First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Though this particular course does not satisfy the PE core curriculum requirement, it still offers solid, beneficial knowledge that can help students act effectively in the event of an emergency.
Be A Team Player
Delaware Valley University’s student-athletes may also satisfy their physical education credits through participation on one of DelVal’s many sports teams. Student-athletes joining a team must simply register for PE 1109 or 1209, attend the first class and then continue participation with the sports team for the credit to count.
When it comes to sports, DelVal offers Division III intercollegiate teams for both men and women to choose from, including baseball, softball, basketball, football, field hockey and much more. Take a look at our athletics department to learn more about what DVU has in store for passionate student athletes.
Aside from providing plenty of opportunities to enhance your physical fitness, Delaware Valley University offers a long and varied list of educational opportunities that will help propel you toward success. Learn more by browsing our list of undergraduate programs, or give us a call with any questions at 1-800-2-DelVal.