Physical Education and Athletics

2017-2018

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics offers a four-fold physical education and athletics program which includes:

  1. Required physical education classes;
  2. Intercollegiate athletics;
  3. Intramural athletics and club sports; and
  4. Recreational athletics.

A large number of students use the institution's facilities for recreational purposes, including swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, weight lifting, softball, and racquetball.

Russell H. Volk Gymnasium

A tri-level complex containing a NCAA regulation basketball arena, two racquetball/handball courts, wrestling room, weight training facility, locker space, and offices for the Physical Education Department.

Steinhauer Field House

A facility of 35,000-sq. ft., which provides for the needs of intercollegiate athletics and physical education classes.

Darden Baseball Field

Newly renovated with dugouts, fencing, 10 inning score-board, netted backstop, press-box and lights for night games. Located west of Brooks Field and has seating accommodations for 500 spectators.

Softball Field

Newly constructed dugouts, batting cage, perimeter fencing, sound system and new irrigation system. Located west of Darden Field seating for 200 people.

Marv Kay Stadium at Harry D. Campbell Field

Opened in 2015, the state-of-the-art Marv Kay Stadium features seating for 4,090, fan-friendly amenities, and lights for night games and practices. The playing field is a synthetic surface named in honor of Harry D. Campbell, Class of 1939.

Korell Athletic Center

Attached to Marv Kay Stadium, the Korell Athletic Center houses weight training and sports medicine facilities for Mines Athletics, as well as locker rooms and coaching staff offices for football, track & field, and cross country. The second floor includes flexible meeting and classroom space.

Tennis Courts

The Department maintains four tennis courts.

Student Recreation Center

A three-level, 108,000 square foot facility that features an 8 lane, 25 yard swimming pool with 2 diving boards and a 14 person hot tub. There are men's and women's locker rooms, a 4,000 square foot climbing wall, a full service juice bar, an elevated jogging track, a 5,500 square foot fitness area, 2 multi-purpose rooms, a recreational gym and an arena that seats 3,000 for varsity athletic contests.

Swenson Intramural Complex

Two fields are available for intramural/recreation sports.

Stermole Track and Field Complex

Nine lane metric track with all field event components necessary to host NCAA, RMAC sanctioned events. Seating for 800 spectators.

Stermole Soccer Stadium

Synthetic surface which provides a practice and playing venue for men's and women's NCAA soccer. The stadium seats 500 and features a support building with locker rooms, meeting space, and a press box.

Required Physical Activity

Each student at Colorado School of Mines is required to complete four separate semesters of Physical Activity classes (PAGN) of their choice.  Each semester must carry at least 0.5 credit hours for a minimum total of 2.0 credit hours.

Exceptions:

  1. A medical excuse verified by a physician;
  2. Veterans, honorably or generally discharged from the armed forces (Student needs to provide Form DD-214 to the Registrar's Office.);
  3. New students entering CSM for the first time who are 26 years or older prior to the first day of class;
  4. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree.

Normally, the Physical Activity requirement is fulfilled during the first two years of attendance. Transfer students should check with the Registrar's Office regarding applicable courses in physical activity. Participation in intercollegiate athletics or club sports may be used for required semesters and hours of physical activity on a one-to-one basis. ROTC students may use their ROTC registration to meet the physical education requirement, where one semester of ROTC will meet one semester of the PAGN requirement.

Students who wish to continue taking physical activity after completing PAGN requirements may continue to apply PAGN credit towards their Free Elective. However, a maximum of 3.0 activity credits in total may apply toward Free Elective.

Some of the 200-level courses may require off campus transportation, please check with Department of Athletics.  All students enrolled in physical activity shall provide their own gym uniform, athletic shoes, sunscreen or swimming suit. Lockers are available by request in the administrative offices on the third floor of Volk Gym.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The School is a charter member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Sports offered include: football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball and softball. An athlete can register each semester for one hour physical activity credit to meet their graduation requirements. 

Through a required athletic fee, all full-time students attending Mines become members of the Mines Athletic Association, which financially supports the intercollegiate athletic program. With this fee, each Mines student receives free admission to all home athletic events. The Director of Athletics administers this program.

Intramural and Club Sports

The intramural program features a variety of activities ranging from those offered in the intercollegiate athletic program to more recreational type activities. They are governed by the Mines Rec. Sports Department. All activities are offered in the following categories: men, women and co-ed.

The club sport program is governed by the Mines Sport Club Council. There are 14 competitive groups currently under this umbrella. Some teams engage in intercollegiate competition at the non-varsity level, some serve as instructional/recreational entities, and some as strictly recreational interest groups. They are funded through ASCSM. Some of the current organizations are Cycling, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Men's Rugby, Women's Rugby, Ski Team, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Ultimate Frisbee, Men's Volleyball, Women's Volleyball, Water Polo, Bowling and In-Line Hockey.

Primary Contact

Dixie Cirillo
303/273-3206
dcirillo@mines.edu

Athletic Director

David Hansburg, Director of Athletics

Associate Athletic Director

Kate Burke, Associate Director

Dixie Cirillo, Physical Education Coordinator, Associate Athletic Director

Assistant Directors

Carolyn Dennee, Assistant Director

Tim Flynn, Assistant AD for Communications

Charles O'Dell, Assistant Athletic Director

Robert Thompson, Assistant Director of Athletics

Recreation Sports

Nate Bondi, Director of Outdoor Recreation

John Howard, Director of Club and Intramural Sports

Margie Rogers, Assistant Director Rec Center

Robert Thompson, Student Recreation Center Director

Coaches

Gregg Brandon, Head Football Coach

Austin DeVoe, Head Wrestling Coach

Kevin Fickes, Head Women's Soccer Coach

Leah Glasgow, Head Softball Coach

Jerod Goodale, Head Baseball Coach

Tyler Kimble, Head Golf Coach

Frank Kohlenstein, Head Men's Soccer Coach

Pryor Orser, Head Men's Basketball Coach

Nate Rothman, Head Swimming and Diving Coach

Chris Siemers, Head Cross Country Coach

Brittany Simpson, Head Women's Basketball Coach

Jamie Skadeland, Head Volleyball Coach

Matt Sparks, Head Track and Field Coach

Assistant Coaches

Ashleigh Ackerman, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Isaac Carter, Assistant Football Coach

Louis Cortes, Assistant Football Coach

Ryan Diedrick, Assistant Football Coach

Andrew Epperson, Assistant Cross Country Coach

Nick Fulton, Assistant Football Coach

Clement Grinstead, Assistant Football Coach

Michael Gusbeth, Assistant Track Coach

Shannon DeVoe, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Michael McGlinchey, Assistant Football Coach

Kellen Mitts, Assistant Baseball Coach

Greg Mulholland , Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Brandon Moore, Assistant Football Coach

Tyson Reiner, Assistant Wrestling Coach

Heather Roberts, Assistant Volleyball Coach

Brad Schick, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Leslie Seymour, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Dustin Washburn, Assistant Football Coach

Head Athletic Trainer

Jennifer McIntosh, Head Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletics Trainers

Jessica Hoyt, Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jacob Pope, Assistant Athletic Trainer

John Thomas, Assistant Athletic Trainer

Andy Vanous, Asssistant Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Darren Townsend, Equipement Manager

Sports Information

Tim Flynn, Assisant AD for Communications

Courses

PAGN101. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I) A general overview of life fitness basics which includes exposure to educational units of Nutrition, Stress Management, Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Instruction in Fitness units provides the student an opportunity for learning and the beginning basics for a healthy life style. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN102. PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(II) Sections in physical fitness and team sports, relating to personal health and wellness activities. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN151. VARSITY BASEBALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of baseball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN153. VARSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of men's basketball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN154. VARSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of women's basketball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN157. VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of cross country in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN159. VARSITY FOOTBALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of football in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN161. VARSITY GOLF. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of golf in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN167. VARSITY MEN'S SOCCER. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of men's soccer in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN168. VARSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of women's soccer in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN169. VARSITY SWIMMING. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of swimming and diving in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN173. VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of track and field in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN175. VARSITY WRESTLING. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of wrestling in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN177. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of volleyball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN179. VARSITY SOFTBALL. 1.0 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Instruction and practice in fundamentals and mechanics of softball in preparation for collegiate competition. Satisfactory completion of any course fulfills one semester of physical education requirements. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

PAGN201. PERSONAL WELLNESS. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Provides an overview of the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual. Students will take a proactive approach to developing strategies for optimum wellness including goal setting and application of wellness principles through assignments and group in-class work. 2 hours lecture; 0.5 semester hours. Not repeatable for credit.

PAGN202. INDOOR SOCCER. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN203. TECHNIQUES OF RELAXATION. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; .5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN204. FLY FISHING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN205. BEGINNING KARATE. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN206. INTERMEDIATE KARATE. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN207. TRAIL RUNNING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN208. KAYAKING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN209. AIKIDO. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN210. HIKING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN211. BEGINNING SWIMMING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN212. INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN221. BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN222. ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN223. DISTANCE RUNNING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN232. YOGA. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN235. WORKOUTS AND WELLNESS. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN241. WOMEN'S WEIGHT TRAINING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN242. WOMEN'S RAQUETBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN251. GOLF. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN255. MOUNTAIN BIKING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN257. INTRODUCTION TO ROCK CLIMBING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN258. WOMEN'S ROCK CLIMBING. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN271. BEGINNING BADMINTON. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN272. ADVANCED BADMINTON. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN273. BEGINNING BASKETBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN274. ADVANCED BASKETBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN275. VOLLEYBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN277. BEGINNING RACQUETBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN279. HANDBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN280. CLUB SPORTS. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN281. ADVANCED HANDBALL. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN285. SUMMER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. 0.5 Semester Hrs.

(S) Summer physical activity instruction by permission only. 2 hours lab; 0.5 semester hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I,II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Variable credit; 0.5 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

PAGN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Students enrolling in these courses may be required to furnish their own equipment. Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: ?Independent Study? form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

PAGN398. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I,II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Variable credit; 0.5 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

PAGN498. SPECIAL TOPICS. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.

(I,II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Variable credit; 0.5 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.