College-wide Physical Education/Fitness Requirement

All Carthage students pursuing graduation are required to participate in and pass two physical education experiences (graded S/U) offered through the Exercise and Sport Science Department. The first is EXS 0010 Concepts of Physical Fitness (1 credit). This is a seven-week lecture/laboratory experience that presents basic knowledge and methods relevant to maintaining and developing good health, fitness, and overall wellness. After completing that course, all students are required to take a seven-week course in a lifetime or fitness activity.


A student who participates on an athletic team for an entire season can fulfill the one lifetime/fitness activity requirement. Exercise and Sport Science Department majors are not required to take either the EXS 0010 Concepts of Physical Fitness class or a lifetime/fitness activity.