The Physical Activity for Lifetime Wellness (PALW) Program provides a broad range of courses that promote the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff. Taught by experts with a wealth of experience and commitment to sharing their knowledge and skills, the courses include more traditional individual and dual sports, self-defense and martial arts, and recreation activities concerned with wilderness and outdoor pursuits.
Open to George Mason students in any major, these courses are all designed to foster educational growth, encourage leisure interests, and promote lifetime fitness. These objectives are crucially important to the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism which is vitally concerned with enriching the lives of those within the University community, making clear the value of leisure pursuits and human movement, and stressing the importance of bodily fitness in a society fraught with obesity and other health issues.
PALW courses are divided into two categories. The Physical Education (PHED) courses cover the more traditional individual and dual sports, while the Recreation (PRLS) courses are generally focused on wilderness and outdoor recreation pursuits. In either case, they provide students with the knowledge and skills in life long activities regardless of age or ability level of the participant. All activity and sport courses offer 1 or more academic credits. Please contact your academic advisor to determine how these credits may apply to your degree program.
Consult the George Mason University Schedule of Classes for the dates and times that courses are offered and enroll through Patriot Web. Please note that many of these courses have required fees, and a few have prerequisites.
For information about the Physical Activity for Lifetime Wellness Program, please contact:
Coordinator of Physical Activity for Lifetime Wellness Program
Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC) Rm 2109