Improving physical and mental well-being for future generations
The physical education department provides students with the opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to help future generations improve their physical and mental well-being through programs of athletics, physical education, and recreation.
The Denison University Physical Education Center includes a wide range of facilities which are utilized by students for classes, research, athletics, and recreation. The teaching facility includes two electronic classrooms, a rehabilitation room, two cardio fitness rooms, and an athletic training room. In addition, students use the extensive athletic and recreation complex for classes, athletics, and recreation which includes the following indoor facilities: 4 tennis courts, a 200-meter competition track, 4 squash courts, 4 racquetball courts, 6 lane 25-yard competitive pool, weight room, 5 basketball courts, and 5 volleyball courts. The outside facilities include: an artificial turf field with lights, 6 lane 400-meter competition track, 12 tennis courts (6 with lights), platform tennis court, 2 sand volleyball courts, baseball/softball complex with lights, and 12 grass fields. Deeds Field-Piper Stadium currently serves as the home field for the Denison football, field hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, and the men's and women's outdoor track and field teams.
The Department of Physical Education will be phasing out the major concentrations in Sport Management and Teaching of Physical Education, as well as the minor concentrations in Athletic Training, Sport Management and Coaching. Students that enrolled during the 2007-2008 academic year may declare these concentrations in the major or minor, but students enrolled after the spring of 2008 may no longer declare these major/minor concentrations.