PED 101 Physical Activity and Wellness
As a part of PED 101 Physical Activity and Wellness, you will be required to participate in physical activity. It is strongly suggested that you visit a medical professional prior to the beginning of the course and obtain a physical. You may be required to obtain a physical prior to being allowed to participate in class it you have not previously done so within 14 months of the start of class and/or based upon information you will provide your instructor (see below). Since participation is a mandatory part of the course, your failure to obtain a physical after being instructed to do so may result in being dropped from PED 101. Any restrictions placed on your participation following a physical, however, will not adversely affect your grade.
All PED 101 students must complete the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) the first week of classes and prior to any physical activity participation.
Students answering “YES” to one or more of the seven questions on the PAR-Q are required to have a physical exam on file with the Student Health Center within the previous 14 months and no later than within two weeks of the PAR-Q completion.
- The student and physician need to complete pages 4-6 of the Physical Examination/Medical History Form and be sure it is on file with the Student Health Center [(phone) 910.962.3280 | (fax) 910.962.4130 | Westside Hall]
- Any student who answers “YES” to one or more of the PAR-Q questions, and does not have a physical exam on file with the Student Health Center within the previous 14 months (and no later than the 2-week post-PAR-Q deadline) will be dropped from PED 101.
- Any student failing to follow these procedures will meet with his/her PED 101 instructor to determine the most reasonable course of action, with consultation from the PED 101 Coordinator and SHAHS Director.
- If any changes in your health status occur throughout the semester, since the PAR-Q completion or physical exam, inform your instructor immediately.