Departmental Goals

The mission of the P.E.A.R. Department at Carleton College is to promote the self-realization of the students through regularized activity and positive social interaction with a strong emphasis on health, fitness and skill development.  This outcome is achieved through a variety of opportunities appropriate to a wide range of student interests and abilities.

Departmental goals derived from the P.E.A.R. Mission Statement:

Carleton College students who have participated in and have successfully completed Carleton P.E.A.R. programs should:

  1. Develop self-realization and a positive self-image.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits (short-term and long-term) of regular activity and have specific strategies of accomplishing personal goals related to health and fitness.
  3. Exhibit skill and fitness development as well as understand specific methods for self-testing and assessment.
  4. Understand and be able to use strategies, rules and terminology associated with specific physical activities.
  5. Appreciate and value positive social dynamics and group collaboration in connection to physical activities.