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2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education

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The mission of the Department of Physical Education is to provide students with physical fitness programs, recreational options, and opportunities within a non confrontational environment that emphasizes participation, not the level of performance. The primary objective of the department is to teach students how physical participation can benefit their collegiate life in relieving academic/social stresses and that an active physical lifestyle will increase their academic success.

Through the Department of Physical Education, students will:

  • Gain an understanding of how the Athletic/Recreation Center can meet their physical fitness and recreational needs.
  • Recognize that lifetime activities will benefit their daily lives by relieving the stress that will carry-over into their later lifestyles.
  • Enjoy lifetime recreational sports and activities offered in a nonconfrontational environment.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in various sport and activities with their peers in a non-academic setting.
  • Develop an interest in at least one lifetime activity. 


Paul E. Klimitas
BS, MEd (West Chester)
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Associate Director, Athletics
Chair, Department of Physical Education
Phone: 215.596.8818

Gayle L. Garrison
BS (Slippery Rock); MEd (West Chester)
Instructor in Physical Education
Assistant Director, Athletics
Phone: 215.895.1109

Robert C. Morgan
BS (Drexel); MEd (Temple)
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Director, Athletics
Phone: 215.596.8916

G. David Pauley
BS, MEd (Temple)
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Phone: 215.596.8817

Cynthia M. Rabideau
BS (Philadelphia University)
Instructor in Physical Education
Phone: 215.596.7429


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