Areas of Study


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


B.S. in Physical Education and Recreation

Our PER program prepares students to become leaders in promoting health-enhancing and leading physical activities. Students acquire professional content knowledge and develop skills in planning, leading, and managing recreation, sports,...

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Minor in Athletic Coaching

Our Athletic Coaching minor is composed of courses in the foundations of recreation, event planning, and the measurement and management of physical education, recreation, and sports. Students develop the basic...

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Minor in Sport Management

Students in our sport management program will be prepared for sports-related careers such as athletic directors, sport program managers, intramural coordinators, and sports organization administrators.

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Personal Discovery Program
The Personal Discovery Program focuses on learning through the use of stories, quotes, sharing personal experiences, solving physical and mental problems, facing physical challenges, and creating new events and new solutions learning takes place.
Rock Climbing
Gallaudet's Rock Climbing Gym is open to GU and non-GU community members.


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

Program Director

Carol Riddick

Professor/Program Director

Faculty and Staff

Sarah Doleac
Physical Education & Recreation

Assistant Professor/Director, Personal Discovery and Rock Climbing Programs

Patrick Pocztarski

Rock Climbing Staff

Valerie Walkup


Freya Nola

Head Lifeguard

Asheli Kleckley

Rock Climbing Head Staff

Miguel Arroyo Chavez

Rock Climbing Staff


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