The Department of Physical Education and Dance offers undergraduate preparation in physical education and dance. Students not seeking teaching certification may be exempted from secondary requirements, but must fulfill all department and university requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. A wide selection of activity courses is available to meet individual student needs and satisfy elective requirements for those wishing a well-rounded program. Students may apply up to eight hours of activity classes in a degree program.
Contained within the department is the Office of Campus Recreation and Intramurals and the Center for Fitness and Wellness. The Reed Gymnasium complex is open for student use more than 100 hours per week for student recreation purposes. Within that time span is a well-organized program of intramurals, designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Men's, women's, and coed programs are available in more than 25 activities.