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Physically Active Living Program(PALS)

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies recognizes the trend that students have become less physically active  during their college years and that physical activity patterns during college  is a significant predictor of adult health and physical activity levels.  Physically Active Living Skills (PALS) courses provide students an opportunity (for academic credit) to be more  physically active and/or fit during their college experience as well as acquire new skills and knowledge to be active once they leave college.

PALS courses are half-semester  1-credit hour activity courses delivered by highly qualified instructors and open  to all Coastal Carolina University  students for academic credit.  Unless  otherwise noted in the catalog, each PALS course may be taken up to two times for academic credit.   The PALS  courses are designed to promote lifelong physical activity habits by developing  the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for successful and safe participation.

 

Students majoring in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) are required to complete five PALS courses, and may have additional course requirements.  EDPE majors should consult their advisor.

 

 

Students in a PALS course will:

1. Engage in structured physical  activity at least twice a week.
2. Learn or improve physical  activity skills that can be continued throughout one's lifetime.
3. Develop personal skills and  habits that discourage sedentary or unhealthy behaviors.
4. Develop an appreciation of physical activity as it contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

PALS courses are divided in three categories:

I. Personal Fitness Activities
II. Lifetime Sports
III. Lifetime Physical Activities

Specific course offerings depend on instructor qualifications and facility availability.


Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528

Location/Phone:

(843) 349- 2808 (Phone)
(843) 349-2875 (Fax)

Williams-Brice 117

Email:

Cheryl Smith
Administrative Assistant
csmith@coastal.edu

Lynn Mummey
Administrative Assistant
lmummey@coastal.edu

Dr. Gibson Darden
Department Chair
gfdarden@coastal.edu

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