Office of the Registrar
Campus Address
Hanover, NH
03755-3529
Phone: (603) 646-xxxx
Fax: (603) 646-xxxx
Email: reg@Dartmouth.EDU

Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2018-19


Physical Education

Haldeman Family Director of Athletics and Recreation: Harry Sheehy

Joann Brislin, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Physical Education and Recreation; Heather Somers, Associate Athletic Director Clubs Sports and Intramurals; Hugh Mellert, Director Zimmerman Fitness Center and the Fitness and Life Improvement Program (FLIP).

The purpose of the Physical Education Department is to provide students with the opportunity to experience a variety of activity courses and, in turn, to appreciate the importance of the healthy body/healthy mind connection. It is our goal to introduce undergraduates to a wide range of lifetime sports and activities so that they may benefit from them throughout their adult lives.

The physical education graduation requirement is completion of three terms of physical education and an untimed 50-yard swim. Credit in physical education courses is awarded dependent on participation and skill development. All students are expected to fulfill their physical education requirement before the end of their final term at Dartmouth; it is highly encourage to complete it by the completion of sophomore summer.

Students who participate in an intercollegiate, club sport or the Marching Band may receive credit for that activity during the terms in which they participate.  The Outdoor Programs Office and Dartmouth Outing Club offer a variety of classes, activities and clubs. Participation in many of the COSO dance groups may also provide the opportunity for PE credit.

Physical Education Activities

Sports skills and fitness classes include cardio and aerobics classes, barre fusion, yoga, spinning, strength training, pilates, martial arts, zumba, modern dance, ballroom and swing dance, skating, golf, fly fishing,  tennis, table tennis, beginning swimming, racquetball, squash, DartFit and RAD. Taking advantage of the Dartmouth Skiway and Dartmouth Yacht Club, ski and snowboard classes are offered in the winter and sailing classes in the summer.

OPO and DOC offerings include kayaking, canoeing, wilderness first aid, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, cross country skiing, slacklining, organic farming, summer surfing and overnight camping trips.

Some non-activity courses are also offered through Physical Education including Learning at Dartmouth, and Thriving at Dartmouth.

Intramural Athletics

The Intramural Program is open to the entire student body. Competition in more than thirty activities is organized for three divisions female, male, and co-rec and Leagues that are competitive or recreational in nature. Teams in the different seasonal activities are organized by residence halls, fraternities, sororities, House communities, groups of friends, affinity groups, graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators. It is the goal of the Intramural Program to organize a constructive, recreational program that provides sporting opportunities for every student, and encourages a spirit of participation, camaraderie and sportsmanship.