Personal Responsibility and Wellness 2000 level classes, better known as PRW 2 classes, fulfill the requirement for students enrolled in the University Curriculum, and provide healthy electives for students in the Common Curriculum. Students can choose from a variety of classes.
These classes focus on the physical side of wellness, but incorporate many other dimensions as well. PRW2 courses give students an opportunity to enhance their health-related physical fitness, develop skills in a specific discipline, build relationships with classmates, challenge themselves, accomplish goals, relieve stress, and have fun!
Extensive research supports that regular physical activity is essential for health and vitality. Students at SMU will take PRW 2: Physical Fitness: A variety of individual and group fitness courses will be available to students with each course containing central core objectives and student learning outcomes based on health-related fitness components. In both cases, students work with instructors to establish personal goals and a fitness plan for the semester.
Letter grades will be earned based on attendance, personal fitness plan, understanding of training/health principles, and a final exam. Apart from the immediate fitness benefits, the aim is to help each student inculcate positive lifelong fitness habits.
Classes are held in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. PRW 2: Mountain Sports classes are also offered at SMU-in-Taos, NM.