Karen Moore
Executive Secretary

P: (540) 464-7317
F: (540) 464-7665 

Virginia Military Institute
320 Cocke Hall
Lexington, VA  24450 

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Physical Education

Our mission is to mentally and physically develop the Corps of Cadets, through exposure to comprehensive and progressive academic (non-degree granting) and experiential (co-curricular) programs designed to enhance self esteem, physical fitness, leadership characteristics, and the pre-requisite knowledge that produces graduates with a commitment to life-long physical fitness and health.

 Operational Goals 

1.     The department will offer courses designed to foster cadets' acquisition of knowledge--related to the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. 

2.     Prepare for and conduct a five-year Program Review.

3.     Develop graduates committed to a lifestyle that promotes physical fitness.

4.     Identify facility needs that help support effective implementation of departmental supported programs. 

5.     Acquire appropriate resourcing to insure safe and effective implementation of departmental supported programs. 

6.     Develop and implement--in conjunction with the Department of Biology--a Minor in Exercise Science.

7.     Aim to achieve a 3-3 teaching load for full-time faculty

 Learning Outcomes 

1.     Provide cadets with opportunities (knowledge and skill based) to enhance levels of physical fitness.

2.     Provide cadets with opportunities (knowledge and skill based) that focus on enhancement of self confidence. 

3.     Provide cadets with opportunities to develop leadership capabilities.

4.     Provide cadets with experience in applying knowledge of exercise science principles through the design and implementing exercise/fitness programs.

5.     Provide cadets with experience in responding appropriately to situations requiring medical attention--(this learning goal applies specifically to those cadets enrolled in PE 404-CPR and PE 402-Lifeguarding).