About the Fitness, Skill, & Activity (FIT) Classes


About FIT

Fitness, Skill, and Activity (FIT) classes provide students with the skills, content knowledge, and confidence to pursue lifelong physical activity.  Taking a FIT class helps students pursue Physical Literacy.  Every FIT course has course objectives and assessments that hold students accountable for learning. Our FIT Faculty are selected based on their content expertise, certifications, and qualifications to provide a high quality learning environment for all students.  All of our instructors meet criteria for accreditation set by the Higher Learning Commission.  FIT class credits count toward graduation.  

The FIT courses offer experiential learning for a wide array of physical activities.  Academic content is taught through active engagement in class and assessed through a variety of methods.  Attendance and participation is key to success in all FIT classes. Students can develop skills, try an activity for the first time, or participate in favorite fitness pursuits. Our goal is to teach, coach, and encourage students as they develop physical literacy to sustain a physically active lifestyle. 


Why take a FIT Class?

  • To be physically active
  • Learn new skills
  • Helps stress management
  • Knowledgeable and caring faculty
  • Elective academic credit
  • Scheduled workout/physical activity
  • Meet new friends
  • Connect with peers
  • Practice a favorite sport/activity
  • Increased focus for other academic studies



The Movement Science Department strives to make our FIT courses accessible to all students. If you have questions or would like to receive additional information about accessibility or modifications, please contact the Fitness Skill and Activity Course Coordinator, Karol Tiemersma, for more information at [email protected] or 331-8890.

Page last modified July 13, 2024