Physical Education General Program

Program Philosophy

The Philosophy of the Physical Education General Program is to develop life skills of students that will lead to physical and emotional well-being, lifelong physical activity participation, as well as cognitive knowledge and understanding of movement concepts, cultural and aesthetic understandings of human movement.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Physical Education General (PEG) Program are to contribute to the general education of the Bowling Green State University student by:

  • Providing opportunities to develop proficiency in a variety of specific motor skills to lead to lifelong physical activity participation and physical and emotional well-being through movement.
  • Providing information related to physical fitness, including the importance of fitness to personal health, methods of determining levels of physical fitness, and appropriate avenues through which acceptable levels of fitness can be developed and maintained.
  • Providing opportunities to develop cognitive knowledge and understandings of movement concepts.
  • Promoting educational opportunities which provide cultural and aesthetic understanding.
  • Providing information related to effective consumer decision-making.

Student Objectives

According to a survey of BGSU students, objectives for their enrollment in physical education activity classes were rank ordered as follows:

  • Acquiring and improving skill performance.
  • Having fun and improving self-confidence.
  • Improving fitness level, keeping in good physical condition
  • Interacting and socializing with others in physical activity (i.e., making new friends).
  • Learning lifetime activity skills and habits.

Course Offerings

The following are some of the activity courses offered each semester by the Physical Education General (PEG) Program:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Curling
  • Exercise & Conditioning
  • Fitness Walking
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Water Aerobics
  • Ice Skating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Jogging
  • Pilates
  • Life Guard Training
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tai Chi
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Tension Management
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Whitewater Rafting