Athletic Director Faulstick; Professor Morgan†; Coaches Arena, Augustin, Bagwell, Ballard, Banks, Boyko, Bussard, Davis, Doebler; Everden, Funke-Harris, Gromacki, Hixon, Hughes, Johnson, Knerr, Matthews, McBride, Mills, Nichols, Paradis, Robson, Rubin, Serpone, and Thompson; Athletic Trainers Deedy, Jekanowski, Klingensmith, and Sulavik; Director of Sports Medicine Rello .
Wellness & Lifetime Fitness and Recreational opportunities are provided by the Department of Athletics and are open to all Amherst College students and members of the College community. These programs are flexible, robust, and designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals. There are varieties of offerings that provide fitness and well-being opportunities for the entire community. Recreational fitness opportunities are available based on facility hours and season.
Courses are offered on a quarter basis, two units per semester, and one unit during the January interterm. Classes are offered on the same time schedule as all academic courses. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses that interest them and may obtain more information about the physical education and athletics program by visiting the Department’s website.
In an attempt to meet the needs and interests of the individual student, the Department offers the following:
1. Physical Education Courses In these courses, the basic skills, rules, and strategy of the activity are taught and practiced. This program emphasizes individual activities which have value as lifelong recreational pursuits.
2. Wellness & Lifetime Fitness Classes Wellness & lifetime fitness classes are offered throughout each semester on a drop-in basis. These classes include but are not limited to Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais ATM, Pilates, PIYO and Zumba.
3. Recreational Program
(a) Organized Recreational Classes, in which team sports are organized, played, and supervised by Physical Education Department personnel, and
(b) Free Recreational Scheduling, where the Department schedules, maintains and supervises facilities and activities for members of the College community, i.e., recreational skating, squash, swimming, and tennis.