The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies believes that sport, dance, and exercise are essential parts of our culture and contribute significantly to healthy and satisfying lifestyles for people of all ages. It is our goal to provide opportunities for the university community in a variety of exercise/performance activities from a theoretical and practical base that will bring enjoyment while teaching the essentials for successful participation. The Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) is part of the regular academic program and the goals for this program are in accord with the mission of the university at large.
Visit the undergraduate catalog for a list of PEAP course offerings and course descriptions.
Goals of the Physical Education Activity Program
- To provide a comprehensive program of instruction in dance, fitness, and sport activities
- To provide opportunities for students to develop and improve performance skills
- To encourage fitness through the teaching of mechanical, physiological, and nutritional principles
- To teach other pertinent knowledge such as historical and philosophical foundations, safety, rules, and strategy
- To provide opportunities for special populations to enjoy the benefits of physical activity
- To create an environment which fosters a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, and social interaction for its participants
Courses in the Physical Education Activity Program, which are listed as PYED courses in the catalog and timetable, are open to all university students. All courses have mandatory attendance and participation policies. Some courses have an additional fee associated with them. Some courses meet at off-campus locations. Many courses require the purchase of mandatory equipment by the student. Courses are graded either A-F or S/NC. Courses are taught by UT staff, adjunct faculty, and graduate teaching associates.