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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Physical Education and Athletics


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To support student health and wellness, the Department of Athletics offers a wide variety of classes each semester. Offerings include CPR, Yoga, Hiking/Canoeing, Individual Fitness, Ballroom-Tap-Ballet Dancing, Aerobics, Swimming, various Dance styles, and more. See online class listings to view term-specific offerings - search for the HW attribute in NazNet.

As part of earning a degree, all students must complete one approved Health & Wellness course/experience (credit bearing or non-credit bearing). There are a variety of ways to meet this requirement, including taking one of the above listed classes or participating on an athletic team. Note - students following “old core” requirements must complete two semesters of physical education.


Nazareth College is a member of the NCAA, Empire 8, UVC (United Volleyball Conference), and UCHC (United Collegiate Hockey Conference).

Women’s intercollegiate teams compete in tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming and diving, soccer, lacrosse, cross-country, equestrian, golf, softball, track and field, and field hockey. Men’s intercollegiate teams compete in soccer, basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, cross-country, track and field, volleyball, ice hockey, and lacrosse.

The college also offers a comprehensive Intramural sports program, coordinated through Campus Life.

Health & Wellness Requirement


As part of the New Core Curriculum, all students must complete the Health & Wellness requirement (one course). There are a variety of ways to meet this requirement, including taking a Yoga wellness class, participating on an athletic team, or completing a course that has been designated as a Health & Wellness course (select HW attribute in NazNet). Transfer students (including those with associate degreees) who have not met the requirement elsewhere must also satisfy this requirement.

Note - the following requirement remains in place for students completing degree requirements under the “old” core:
Two semesters of physical education are required for all Nazareth College students. Transfer students (including those with associate degreees) who have not met the requirement elsewhere must also satisfy this requirement.

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