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We are committed to providing unparalleled educational and recreational programs, services, and facilities in order to promote health, wellness and activities that strengthen the University and local communities.


We will become a national leader in physical education, recreation and dance, providing exceptional and innovative programs and services that result in measurable and transformational changes in the lives of those we serve.

Core values

The Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance embraces values that guide our actions, shape our programs and services, and result in measurable outcomes, including:

  • Community: Building positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the citizens of Greater Boston
  • Quality: Achieving excellence in the provision of instruction, programs, service, and facility management
  • Education: Creating opportunities for personal and physical development, enrichment, health and wellness that benefit our students and members

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