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 2017-18


Physical Education

Director of Athletics: Harry Sheehy

Joann Brislin, Senior Associate Director for Physical Education and Recreation; Heather Somers, Associate Director Clubs Sports and Intramurals.

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 balance of a healthy mind and body. It is our goal to introduce undergraduates to a wide range of lifetime sports so that they may benefit from them throughout their adult lives. Taking advantage of our skiway and sailing facility, there are snow sports classes in the winter and sailing classes in the summer.

All students must complete three terms of physical education and complete an untimed 50-yard swim to fulfill their graduation requirement. Credit in physical education courses is awarded dependent on participation and skill development. All students are expected to fulfill their physical education requirements before the end of their final term at Dartmouth.

Students who participate in an intercollegiate or club sport may receive credit for that activity during the term in which they participate.  The Outdoor Programs Office and Dartmouth Outing Club offer a variety of classes and clubs.

Physical Education Activities

Sports and fitness activities include skiing, skating, sailing, golf, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, tennis, table tennis, swimming, racquetball, squash, strength training, squash, fencing, ballroom dance, swing dance, modern dance, kayaking, yoga, martial arts, RAD, DART Fit, pilates, zumba, ice hockey and figure skating.

During the winter season, special emphasis is placed on snow sports. Classes in downhill, cross-country, telemarking and snowboarding are offered in a wide range of abilities from beginning to advanced.

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

Intramural Athletics

The Intramural Program is open to the entire student body. Competition in more than thirty activities is organized in three divisions—female, male, and co-rec. Leagues in the different seasonal activities are organized among the dormitories, fraternities, sororities, graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators. It is the goal of the Intramural Program to organize a constructive, recreational program that provides recreational opportunities for every student, and encourages a spirit of participation, friendliness, and sportsmanship.