At VMI all cadets are required to take seven semesters of human performance and wellness classes.
The Human Performance and Wellness program mentally and physically develops 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.
The program also provides cadets:
- with knowledge & skill to enhance physical fitness and self-confidence
- with the knowledge to develop leadership capabilities
- on how to apply exercise science principles to design exercise/fitness programs
- with experience to respond appropriately to situations where CPR/lifeguard skills are needed