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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog

Physical Education (PE)


Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation (PE)

Department Head: Janine Hathorn

Faculty

First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Scott P. Abell, M.Ed.—(2008)-2014
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Lynchburg College

Jonathan S. Berlin, M.Ed.—(2013)-2013
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Liberty University

Christine Kerr Clancy, M.S.—(2011)-2011
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Smith College

J. Gavin Colliton, M.Ed.—(1990)-1999
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Salisbury State College

Neil Cunningham, M.S.—(2001)-2007
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Director of Physical Education
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael J. Dager, M.Ed.—(2014)-2014
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Wilkes University

David A. Detwiler, B.A.—(2000)-2006
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Furman University

Gary Ray Franke, M.S.—(1973)-1984
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Mankato State College

Dana Freeman, M.Ed.—(2013)-2013
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Ashland University

Kateri Gardner, M.S.—(2007)-2007
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Western Illinois University

Peter J. Gyscek, B.S.—(2011)-2017
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Niagara University

Janine M. Hathorn, M.A.—(1987)-2007
Professor of Physical Education and Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics
M.A., Ohio State University

Kelly Heyde, M.Ed.—(2017)-2017
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Goucher College

Eric M. Koch, M.S.M.—(2014)-2014
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.S.M., Stevens Institute of Technology

Logan E. LaBerge, M.S.—(2014)-2014
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Miami University

Elizabeth Igo LeRose, M.Ed.—(2014)-2014
Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Associate Athletics Director
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University

Garrett Michael LeRose, B.A.—(2008)-2012
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Washington and Lee University

Eugene M. McCabe, M.B.A.—(2006)-2006
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Christopher D. McHugh, Jr., M.Ed.—(2017)-2017
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Erin Ness, M.A.—(2012)-2012
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.A., San Jose State University

Brendan W. O'Brien, B.S.—(2009)-2015
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Norwich University

Brooke Diamond O'Brien, M.S.—(2007)-2013
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Smith College

Rolf G. Piranian, B.A.—(1978)-1993
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Washington and Lee University

Gordon P. Reistrup, B.A.—(2010)-2017
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., University of Virginia

Christopher E. Schall, M.A.—(2003)-2009
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.A., University of Virginia

Nathan W. Shearer, M.Ed.—(2011)-2017
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University

Michael J. Singleton, M.S..—(2014)-2014
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Purdue University

Bryan L. Snyder, B.A.—(2000)-2006
Associate Professor of Physical Education and Assistant Athletics Director
B.A., Washington and Lee University

Brandon P. Spalding, B.S.—(2013)-2013
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Bridgewater College

M. Jeffries Stickley, M.Ed.—(1986)-1997
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.Ed., James Madison University

Brandon J. Uhl, B.S.—(2008)-2017
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Josh Williamson, M.S.—(2004)-2013
Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Indiana State University

Regina A. Wills, B.A.—(2015) - 2015
Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.A., Centre College

Requirements:

Degree requirements include the successful completion of four physical education activity courses, Physical Education (PE) 101 through 215.  Students may not repeat a course they have already passed, with the exception of PE 200 through 215, which may be elected no more than two times for credit. Students may not take corresponding 100- or 200-level courses for more than two terms. A 100-level course must be taken prior to the corresponding 200-level course. Credits taken in excess of these limits will be treated as repeats of the earliest unrepeated credit of this kind.

In addition to the degree requirements, a swimming proficiency test is required. No students are exempt from the proficiency test unless they receive a medical excuse from the University physician. A student who fails to pass the proficiency test will be placed in Fundamental Swimming (PE 101 ). PE 101  will satisfy one of the activity courses required for a degree.

First-year students are given the opportunity to elect whether the grade for the one credit which they will receive in physical education will be recorded as a letter grade or as a Pass/Fail grade. This election must be accomplished during the fall term prior to midterm. The decision is binding and no subsequent change is permitted.

The Head Athletic Trainer, in collaboration with the University physician, will review medical histories and determine whether a student is capable of participating in regular courses or should be placed in PE 102 , (Therapeutic Exercise).

It is highly recommended that students complete their PE requirement by the end of Junior year.

Skills Courses: PE 101-195

Intercollegiate Courses: PE 200-225

Lecture Courses: PE 301-325

Courses