Academics

Physical education offers students an opportunity to learn and improve skills in a variety of areas while gaining knowledge about the relationship between fitness and wellness. With this information, participants will be better prepared to make important choices leading to healthy lifestyles.

Physical education courses at UCSC, which are elective and without academic credit, are offered in a wide variety of activities. The courses consist of instruction, practice, and full participation consistent with each student’s ability. While many of the courses are for students at the beginning level, some are designed for the more advanced student. Most courses involve class meetings of one hour’s length, twice a week; but some consist of one and one-half hours twice a week or a single two-hour meeting per week. Students may enroll in as many courses as they desire and are permitted to repeat any course.