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Active for Life Program

In line with the School of Kinesiology and Recreation’s Mission and Vision statements, a wide variety of activity classes are offered each semester through the Active For Life program. These classes provide instruction on fundamental knowledge and skills for a variety of physical activities and sports, while also providing students an opportunity to develop fitness skills.

Most of the Active For Life classes are one credit hour classes. While these are “activity” classes, classes in the Active For Life program are also “academic” classes, and provide instruction on fitness principles, activity program design and development, healthy lifestyles, and wellness.

There are a variety of reasons why students register for classes in the Active For Life program. Some students register to learn more about a specific sport or activity, some students register to continue participation in a sport or activity they had actively participated in previously, while some students register to maintain a full-time credit hour load.

Whatever your reason for taking a class in the Active For Life program, we are confident you will find these classes to be enjoyable, interesting, and challenging. The purpose of the Active For Life program is to assist you in learning more about physical activity and sports while participating in a variety of activities and sports so that you can be Active For Life.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is required.  The School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University requires that students must attend a specific portion of all scheduled class meetings to receive course credit.  Students cannot develop skills by not practicing the skills.  While practice outside of class is encouraged, class attendance allows students to participate in class discussions and game play/activity sessions.  In-class assignments are built into every class and attendance will be taken for each class. For most Active For Life classes, student participation in class discussions, in-class assignments, and skills practice/activity sessions counts for 30% of their final grade.

If a student becomes seriously ill or injured and is unable to participate in or attend class, they may go to 107 Moulton to request a Medical Withdrawal.

Additional Questions

If you have questions about the Active For Life program or any of its courses, please contact the Active For Life program director, Dr. Margo Coleman at

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Kinesiology and Recreation
Campus Box 5120
250 McCormick Hall
Normal, Il 61790-5120
Phone: (309) 438-8661
Fax: (309) 438-5559

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