Physical Education Department
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Health/Fitness Technician Program?
The general philosophy at Washington community colleges is that student activities
are an essential part of the educational system, and that physical education, recreation,
and intercollegiate athletics should be included in academic programs offered in
the community college setting.
Physical education, recreation, intramural, and intercollegiate athletics are an
integral part of the educational goals at the Community Colleges of Spokane. Physical
health, wellness, and physical fitness are an important and meaningful part of a
student's total educational experience.
Physical health and well-being are directly related to the academic growth and success
of each student. Physical Education shares the responsibility with other college
disciplines to help students develop positive intellectual, emotional, and social
Basic Objectives of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation and Intramurals
To promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles through activities that develop
strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and cardio-vascular endurance.
To promote development of lifelong skills and activities through worthwhile use
of recreational and leisure time.
To provide opportunities for development of social competencies and human relations.
This will include leadership skills, ability to work well with others, teamwork
cooperation, tolerance, competition, ability to make decisions, and recognition
of the fundamental worth of each individual.
To promote proper health and lifestyle choices that will enable the individual to
live a productive and balanced life. These "Wellness concepts" will serve as lifelong
guidelines for an individual's total social, emotional, and physical well-being.
To provide a variety of opportunities for individual participation in competitive
sports. Intercollegiate athletic teams exist as a means of providing programs to
supplement the educational process by offering educational, social, cultural, and
recreational activities for students.