Ohio University

Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) Program

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Physical Activity & Wellness Program (PAW)

The Physical Activity and Wellness program (PAW) is intended to promote health and wellness through participation in physical activity and recreational sports. The program offers a wide array of one-credit-hour courses that are available to students across the university. Courses offered through the PAW program are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully engage in self-directed physical activity as well as individual- and team-oriented recreational sports. Please see the course listings below to see what the PAW Program offers for students at Ohio University. 

Course Composition

Courses will combine instruction of physical activity or sport and health and wellness curriculum. Course instruction and materials are delivered in both a face-to-face and online format. Individual courses will carry one hour of graded academic credit that will count toward the required total for graduation and for the determination of full-time status in the semester in which the course is taken.


During Phase 1 of students return to campus, PAW courses will be conducted in an online format. PAW courses will return to a face-to-face and online hybrid format once students have returned to campus. In the event that the Fall 2020 term remains in a virtual format, PAW courses will continue to be offered online. 


Ice Sports

Invasive Sports

Multicultural Sports

Net/Wall Sports

Striking/Fielding Sports

Target Sports


For information about the PAW program or individual courses, contact:

Dr. Annie Olcott
PAW Program Coordinator
Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall 202K
Athens, OH 45701