Dan Vossen, B.A.,
University of Central Oklahoma

Four semesters (2 units of credit required for graduation.)  A student must participate in physical education each semester while at OSSM.

Class Structure
Students participate in a sports activity two days per week.  Students rotate their selection each of the six-week grading periods.  All students are given the opportunity to be a captain.  Students are encouraged to explore a variety of sports and choose activities that not only will they enjoy, but will also promote a healthy lifestyle and increase fitness awareness.


  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Circuit Training
  • Disc Golf
  • DDR
  • Elliptical Machine
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Pilates
  • Punching Bag
  • Quidditch
  • Rowing Machine
  • Running Club
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Speed bag
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Tai-Bo
  • Team Handball
  • Treadmill
  • Run/Walk
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga

Some students have practiced for Service Academy Fitness tests while others have participated in home high school sports programs.

During the first and second semester, students will participate in the Presidents Council Fitness program which consists of a shuttle run, crunches, pull-ups and mile run.  Many students have qualified for the National Award (scoring at or above 50 percentile on all five events).

In addition to regular class time usage, the gym is open to all students and faculty in the evening and weekends to allow additional workout opportunities.

The state-of- the art weight room features treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machine, weight machines, rowing machine and several other new pieces of equipment for a challenging workout.  Most students vary their daily workouts to include all of the equipment at least once a week.  A variety of videos and DVD training programs allow students to pace themselves through modern approaches to fitness.

Students are encouraged to participate in competitive games such as Juniors/Seniors Flag Football, Juniors/Seniors Handball, Juniors/Seniors Basketball, Students/Faculty Volleyball and Juniors/Seniors Volleyball.