Physical Education

Last updated: February 5, 2019 at 12:11 p.m.

Movement and activity are basic functions necessary for the human body to grow, develop, and maintain health. Realizing that good health is largely self-controlled, the physical education department's curriculum focuses on fitness, dance, and lifetime sports to encourage lifestyle changes in its students.

Brandeis prides itself on education of the body as well as education of the intellect. The physical education department curriculum focuses on cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, body composition (percent of body fat), the maintenance of muscular strength, and endurance.

Students should complete the physical education requirement by the end of their sophomore year. Transfer students may offer toward the requirement physical education courses that appear on the transcript of their previous institutions. Most physical education courses meet for two hours per week and are limited in size; preference is given to first-year students.

Any student who has served in the military, foreign or domestic, is exempt from the entire physical education requirement. Proper documentation must be provided to the physical education department.

James Zotz, Acting Athletic Director
Aquatics. Pilates. Stress management.

Carole-Ann Baer
Ballroom/Latin Dance.

Derek Carlson
Fitness – Power walking, cardio.

Denise Dallamora
Fitness—yoga, stability ball.

Danielle DelPonte
Team sports. Racquet sports. Golf.

Sinead Evans
Fitness – Running.

Stephen Flanagan
Team sports – indoor soccer.

Scott Foulis
Team sports—basketball and volleyball.

Michael Kotch
First aid. CPR. Aquatics. Swim for Fitness.

Ben Lamanna
Fitness—total body workout. Racquet sports.

Pat Lupowski
Fitness—Power walking, cardio.

William Shipman
Fencing. Racquet sports. Golf.

Jason Sliwoski
Fitness—Fit Camp.

Jim True
Personal Safety/Self-Defense.

Alesia Vaccari
Fitness—Yoga, Certified Personal Training.

Physical education is an undergraduate degree requirement. This requirement is satisfied by successful completion of two, semester-long, noncredit courses, participation on a varsity athletics team, or by passing a fitness test taken during the student's first two years at Brandeis.

Completion of one full season of participation on a varsity athletics team, as certificated by the Department of Athletics, is equal to the completion of one, semester-long, noncredit course. A student may satisfy the physical education requirement through the completion of two full seasons of participation on a varsity athletics team. Participation in club sports or intramurals does not count toward the physical education requirement.

All students have four opportunities during their first two years at Brandeis to exempt themselves from all or part of the physical education requirement by taking a battery of tests that measure muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. A student unable to pass the fitness test should enroll in a course in the Personal Fitness Group.

A grade of 59-74% on the fitness test will exempt you from one physical education class or half of your requirement. A grade of 75% or better will exempt you from two physical education classes or all of your requirement. Physical education classes meet the first day of regular classes and attendance is mandatory. A maximum of two absences is allowed in a class that meets once per week and a maximum of four absences is allowed in a class that meets twice per week.

(1-99) Primarily for Undergraduate Students

HWL 2 Beginner's Swimming
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed to teach the nonswimmer the basic skills of floating, treading water, and the crawl stroke. Usually offered in the fall semester.
Staff

HWL 5 First Aid and Community CPR
[ hwl1 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Navigating Health and Safety module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
An instruction in the American Red Cross standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED (automated external defibrillator). Upon course completion, certificates will be given to students who successfully complete the skills test and pass the written test with scores of 80 percent or better. Usually offered every semester.
Michael Kotch

HWL 6 Fundamentals of Running
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Introduces the fundamentals of running, designed to improve students' fitness level. Each student will receive instruction about how to develop a running training program. The program is designed for the beginning runner who wants to build up to running a 5k. The program builds from run/walk to continuous running. Students will also receive instruction on basic stretching and core stability training for runners. Usually offered every semester.
Sinead Evans

HWL 7 Your Brain on Carbon
[ hwl3 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Power psychological barriers prevent us from acting on climate change. We will identify them, learn how to think around them, and research and design plans to achieve the biggest carbon reductions in our personal lives and on our campus. Usually offered every semester.
Mary Fischer and Sabine von Mering

HWL 8 Fit Camp
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed around goal setting, self-improvement and teamwork, this course caters to all fitness levels. Classes will focus on a variety of exercises to build endurance, flexibility, core and overall strength. Individuals will be tested on the first day through a timed mile, the number of push-ups in 1:00 minute and the number of sit-ups in 1:00 minute. The individual will then work with the instructor to go over an obtainable goal to strive for at the end of the semester. At the end of the semester, the individual will retest. Usually offered every semester.
Jason Sliwoski

HWL 10 Basketball
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Structured to meet needs of students with an overview of offensive and defensive skills. Methods used are lecture, demonstrations, drills, and play. Usually offered every semester.
Scott Foulis

HWL 11 Introduction to Weightlifting
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Instruction of proper use of Nautilus, Body Master, and free-weight training. Classes also include aerobic activity such as use of Lifecycles and Tru-Climb 450. Usually offered every semester.
Derek Carlson

HWL 14 Yoga
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Hatha yoga is physical in nature and is based on proper body alignment and is distinctive in its use of props such as belts, walls, and blankets. Classes start with gentle stretches and work toward more challenging poses. Usually offered every semester.
Denise Dallamora and Alesia Vaccari

HWL 15 Work, Career, and Life
[ hwl3 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Provides guidance for individualized career exploration. It discusses factors that support personal decision making, strategies for effective planning, how to navigate diverse professional environments, and ways to communicate your career story. Usually offered every semester.
Josephine Jane Pavese

HWL 16 Golf
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
A beginning golf group instructional course. Techniques such as grip, set-up, swing, chipping, pitching, and putting are covered. Some discussion on golf rules and etiquette is introduced. Usually offered every semester.
Danielle DelPonte

HWL 17 Beginner's Fencing
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Covers basic mobility, offensive and defensive strategy, and tactics. Competitive bouting is done, with a class tournament scheduled for the end of the semester. Usually offered every semester.
William Shipman

HWL 19 Applying to Medical School and Dental School
[ hwl3 ]
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed for students applying for medical school or dental school in the current academic year. The class will introduce you to the field of medical education and admissions assessment, reflective writing, and financial literacy. Usually offered every year.
Jean Deo and Kate Stutz

HWL 22 Squash
[ hwl2 ]
Students must provide their own racquet and protective eyewear. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Covers rules for squash. The serve, return of serve, grip, forehand, backhand, and other basic strokes are introduced. Strategy and play will be emphasized. Usually offered every semester.
Ben Lamanna and Danielle DelPonte

HWL 26 Ballroom/Latin Dance
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Fall semester will provide the basics in steps and technique in American style fox trot, mambo, swing, and cha-cha. Spring semester will provide the basics in steps and technique in American style waltz, swing, cha-cha and tango.
Carole-Ann Baer

HWL 27 Keeping Stress in Check
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed to help students achieve wellness through exercise, nutrition, and health education. Students are taught to recognize components of their lifestyles that are detrimental to their health while developing a personal fitness program. Usually offered every semester.
James Zotz

HWL 30 Financial Literacy for College Graduates
[ hwl3 ]
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Explores financial topics that affect students after they graduate college. Topics will include budgeting, student loans, salary, credit cards, and saving for long-term goals. Class discussions and activities will examine the money challenges faced after graduation. The class will define the core values that influence financial decisions and consider the role cultural beliefs have in thinking about money and financial literacy. In making good financial decisions, students will learn to balance mainstream financial advice against individual circumstances. Usually offered every semester.
Andrew Marx

HWL 35 Power Walking
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed to help increase the fitness level of students through a high-intensity, low-impact workout. The workout consists of walking with hand-held weights. Usually offered every semester.
Pat Luptowski and Michael Kotch

HWL 37 Core Peer Support Skills
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Exposes students to the basic skills necessary to engage in a supportive consultation with a distressed peer. You will learn about basic listening and attending skills and, by the end of the course, will be trained in Campus Connect which provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with a peer who endorses suicidal thoughts. Suicidality, self-harm, and sexual assault are topics that will be discussed in class. This course consists of a one hour lecture component and one hour discussion, experiential component and practice of skills learned in lecture. Usually offered every year.
Staff

HWL 38 Indoor Soccer
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
An introduction to the fundamentals of soccer. This course will cover the rules of the game and will include skill development and scrimmages to improve overall fitness. This course is designed for all levels and the structure will include a warm up, followed by drills, then 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 scrimmages. Usually offered every semester.
Stephen Flanagan

HWL 40 Personal Safety/Self-Defense
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Teaches students to assert themselves and deal with the natural excitement and fear that can cause a person to freeze up when faced with an aggressor. Students are led through simple but effective drills and scenarios designed to help them overcome the uncomfortable feelings and fear that can mark a person as an easy target for an attack. Usually offered every semester.
Jim True

HWL 41 Yogalates: A Fusion of Yoga/Pilates
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Combines the common poses of an intermediate Yoga class along with the core-centric movements of a Mat-based Pilates class. Resulting in a low-impact workout that targets muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility, while boosting your immunity, helping you sleep better, reducing body fat, reducing distress and supporting mental well-being. Usually offered every semester.
James Zotz

HWL 42 The Art of Resilience: Strategies to Thrive in a Stressful World
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Are you prepared to fail? Explore the philosophy and practical applications of resilience, the art of bouncing back. Engage in self-reflection and personal exercises to strengthen your resiliency, grow from failure, and meet challenges with a positive mindset. Usually offered every semester.
Leah Berkenwald

HWL 47 Total Body Training
[ hwl2 ]
Open to all abilities. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Do you want to be a better athlete? Athleticism is a combination of strength, power, coordination, flexibility, balance, agility, and reaction. Includes dynamic stretching, plyometrics, core workout, and confidence-building exercises in a fast-paced hour. Usually offered every semester.
Ben Lamanna

HWL 48 Cardio Workout
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Offers instruction of proper use of cardio equipment including elliptical machines, treadmills, rowers, and stationary bikes. Usually offered every semester.
Derek Carlson

HWL 49 Tennis and Squash
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Covers tennis over the first half of the semester and squash for the second half. Usually offered every semester.
Ben Lamanna

Navigating Health and Safety

HWL 5 First Aid and Community CPR
[ hwl1 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Navigating Health and Safety module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
An instruction in the American Red Cross standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and AED (automated external defibrillator). Upon course completion, certificates will be given to students who successfully complete the skills test and pass the written test with scores of 80 percent or better. Usually offered every semester.
Michael Kotch

Mind and Body Balance

HWL 2 Beginner's Swimming
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed to teach the nonswimmer the basic skills of floating, treading water, and the crawl stroke. Usually offered in the fall semester.
Staff

HWL 6 Fundamentals of Running
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Introduces the fundamentals of running, designed to improve students' fitness level. Each student will receive instruction about how to develop a running training program. The program is designed for the beginning runner who wants to build up to running a 5k. The program builds from run/walk to continuous running. Students will also receive instruction on basic stretching and core stability training for runners. Usually offered every semester.
Sinead Evans

HWL 8 Fit Camp
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed around goal setting, self-improvement and teamwork, this course caters to all fitness levels. Classes will focus on a variety of exercises to build endurance, flexibility, core and overall strength. Individuals will be tested on the first day through a timed mile, the number of push-ups in 1:00 minute and the number of sit-ups in 1:00 minute. The individual will then work with the instructor to go over an obtainable goal to strive for at the end of the semester. At the end of the semester, the individual will retest. Usually offered every semester.
Jason Sliwoski

HWL 10 Basketball
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Structured to meet needs of students with an overview of offensive and defensive skills. Methods used are lecture, demonstrations, drills, and play. Usually offered every semester.
Scott Foulis

HWL 11 Introduction to Weightlifting
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Instruction of proper use of Nautilus, Body Master, and free-weight training. Classes also include aerobic activity such as use of Lifecycles and Tru-Climb 450. Usually offered every semester.
Derek Carlson

HWL 14 Yoga
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Hatha yoga is physical in nature and is based on proper body alignment and is distinctive in its use of props such as belts, walls, and blankets. Classes start with gentle stretches and work toward more challenging poses. Usually offered every semester.
Denise Dallamora and Alesia Vaccari

HWL 16 Golf
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
A beginning golf group instructional course. Techniques such as grip, set-up, swing, chipping, pitching, and putting are covered. Some discussion on golf rules and etiquette is introduced. Usually offered every semester.
Danielle DelPonte

HWL 17 Beginner's Fencing
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Covers basic mobility, offensive and defensive strategy, and tactics. Competitive bouting is done, with a class tournament scheduled for the end of the semester. Usually offered every semester.
William Shipman

HWL 22 Squash
[ hwl2 ]
Students must provide their own racquet and protective eyewear. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Covers rules for squash. The serve, return of serve, grip, forehand, backhand, and other basic strokes are introduced. Strategy and play will be emphasized. Usually offered every semester.
Ben Lamanna and Danielle DelPonte

HWL 26 Ballroom/Latin Dance
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Fall semester will provide the basics in steps and technique in American style fox trot, mambo, swing, and cha-cha. Spring semester will provide the basics in steps and technique in American style waltz, swing, cha-cha and tango.
Carole-Ann Baer

HWL 27 Keeping Stress in Check
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed to help students achieve wellness through exercise, nutrition, and health education. Students are taught to recognize components of their lifestyles that are detrimental to their health while developing a personal fitness program. Usually offered every semester.
James Zotz

HWL 35 Power Walking
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed to help increase the fitness level of students through a high-intensity, low-impact workout. The workout consists of walking with hand-held weights. Usually offered every semester.
Pat Luptowski and Michael Kotch

HWL 37 Core Peer Support Skills
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Exposes students to the basic skills necessary to engage in a supportive consultation with a distressed peer. You will learn about basic listening and attending skills and, by the end of the course, will be trained in Campus Connect which provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with a peer who endorses suicidal thoughts. Suicidality, self-harm, and sexual assault are topics that will be discussed in class. This course consists of a one hour lecture component and one hour discussion, experiential component and practice of skills learned in lecture. Usually offered every year.
Staff

HWL 38 Indoor Soccer
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
An introduction to the fundamentals of soccer. This course will cover the rules of the game and will include skill development and scrimmages to improve overall fitness. This course is designed for all levels and the structure will include a warm up, followed by drills, then 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 scrimmages. Usually offered every semester.
Stephen Flanagan

HWL 40 Personal Safety/Self-Defense
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Teaches students to assert themselves and deal with the natural excitement and fear that can cause a person to freeze up when faced with an aggressor. Students are led through simple but effective drills and scenarios designed to help them overcome the uncomfortable feelings and fear that can mark a person as an easy target for an attack. Usually offered every semester.
Jim True

HWL 41 Yogalates: A Fusion of Yoga/Pilates
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Combines the common poses of an intermediate Yoga class along with the core-centric movements of a Mat-based Pilates class. Resulting in a low-impact workout that targets muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility, while boosting your immunity, helping you sleep better, reducing body fat, reducing distress and supporting mental well-being. Usually offered every semester.
James Zotz

HWL 42 The Art of Resilience: Strategies to Thrive in a Stressful World
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Are you prepared to fail? Explore the philosophy and practical applications of resilience, the art of bouncing back. Engage in self-reflection and personal exercises to strengthen your resiliency, grow from failure, and meet challenges with a positive mindset. Usually offered every semester.
Leah Berkenwald

HWL 47 Total Body Training
[ hwl2 ]
Open to all abilities. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Do you want to be a better athlete? Athleticism is a combination of strength, power, coordination, flexibility, balance, agility, and reaction. Includes dynamic stretching, plyometrics, core workout, and confidence-building exercises in a fast-paced hour. Usually offered every semester.
Ben Lamanna

HWL 48 Cardio Workout
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Offers instruction of proper use of cardio equipment including elliptical machines, treadmills, rowers, and stationary bikes. Usually offered every semester.
Derek Carlson

HWL 49 Tennis and Squash
[ hwl2 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Mind and Body Balance module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Covers tennis over the first half of the semester and squash for the second half. Usually offered every semester.
Ben Lamanna

Life Skills

HWL 7 Your Brain on Carbon
[ hwl3 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Power psychological barriers prevent us from acting on climate change. We will identify them, learn how to think around them, and research and design plans to achieve the biggest carbon reductions in our personal lives and on our campus. Usually offered every semester.
Mary Fischer and Sabine von Mering

HWL 15 Work, Career, and Life
[ hwl3 ]
Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Provides guidance for individualized career exploration. It discusses factors that support personal decision making, strategies for effective planning, how to navigate diverse professional environments, and ways to communicate your career story. Usually offered every semester.
Josephine Jane Pavese

HWL 19 Applying to Medical School and Dental School
[ hwl3 ]
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Designed for students applying for medical school or dental school in the current academic year. The class will introduce you to the field of medical education and admissions assessment, reflective writing, and financial literacy. Usually offered every year.
Jean Deo and Kate Stutz

HWL 30 Financial Literacy for College Graduates
[ hwl3 ]
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing. Noncredit. Counts as one-half activity course toward the physical education requirement. Fulfills one Life Skills module for the Health, Wellness and Life Skills requirement.
Explores financial topics that affect students after they graduate college. Topics will include budgeting, student loans, salary, credit cards, and saving for long-term goals. Class discussions and activities will examine the money challenges faced after graduation. The class will define the core values that influence financial decisions and consider the role cultural beliefs have in thinking about money and financial literacy. In making good financial decisions, students will learn to balance mainstream financial advice against individual circumstances. Usually offered every semester.
Andrew Marx