Physical and Health Education

Mary Baldwin College’s physical and health education program promotes the development of healthful lifestyles and life-long pursuits. Students select from a broad range of classes in which they are given the opportunity to develop physical skills, improve their intellectual wellness, and benefit from social interactions.  A variety of  classes are offered such as various styles of dance, fitness, emergency health care, yoga, self-defense, tennis, and horseback riding.

Various local schools, clubs, and organizations invite dance classes to perform and lead workshops. The students also host historical balls, folk dance festivals, and community contra dances.

Useful links: Contra DanceCountry Dance and Song Society, The Lloyd Shaw Foundation

Exercise and recreation … are as necessary as reading; I will say rather more necessary, because health is worth more than learning. A strong body makes the mind strong.
-Thomas Jefferson