Our Physical Education and Recreation programs include an undergraduate major and two minors with courses related to physical activity, exercise, athletic coaching, wellness, and recreation. Learning environments are visual, experiential, and student-centered.

Areas of Study


Minor in Sport Management

The minor program in sports management is designed to give a student the opportunity to complement their major program of study (such as business, communications, information technology, physical education and...

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Minor in Athletic Coaching

The minor program provides students with the basic competencies to coach in youth sport environments and at the interscholastic level. Students must enroll in PER 200 and attain a grade...

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the top of a formation of the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. To successfully complete a climb, one...

Personal Discovery Program

The Personal Discovery program is a series of workshops, activities, and events dedicated to self-improvement and fulfillment. The program is open to Gallaudet University faculty, staff, students, and community members. The curriculum helps participants better understand themselves and their peers, and in doing so, builds...


Our Physical Education and Recreation programs turn students into leaders who promote physical activity, inclusivity, and recreation to improve the overall health and wellness of the community. Students will have gained invaluable experience through volunteering opportunities and professional internships.

Faculty and Staff

Daniel Koo

School Director

Sarah Doleac

Assistant Professor

Ryan Barlongo

Lecturer II

Michael Brecheen

Senior Lecturer

Vanessa Arp


Carol Riddick


Keith Sanfacon


YooJung Rhee

Assistant Professor


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