Within the liberal arts framework at Mercy College, the Physical Education program offers students instruction in individual, dual and group activities that promote lifelong fitness and enjoyment. Activity courses in Athletics, Khabadi, Racquet Sports, Aerobics, Yoga, Meditation and Weight Training are some examples of the diverse offerings of the department. Lecture courses also include: Bodyworks, Advanced Principles of Exercise, Personal Fitness and Wellness, Care & Prevention of Injuries.
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented and towards a well fit body a multi stationed fitness centre has been attached to the Physical Education Department.
Mercy College’s Sport Centre offers a wide range of facilities and activities for both students and faculties.
Within the 25 acres of campus we have almost 20 acres space for sports and games. The Sports Centre boasts a multitude of state-of-the-art facilities, from badminton courts to a 400 meter – 8 lane track. The Sports Center offers ample space for varsity competitions (hosted 4 varsity meets), PE classes, club sport practices, and open recreation users.
At the yoga centre, yoga teacher offer yoga classes weekly. Amongst other practices they offer Hatha yoga posture (yoga asana) classes in the following styles and traditions: Ashtanga yoga (also known as Astanga Vinyasa yoga), Hatha (Iyengar) yoga as well as Meditation. From time to time classes in breath awareness (pranayama), yoga meditation (dharana) and yoga philosophy are held.
Vision & MissionThe department has always been in the forefront of national sports scenario. The department at present organizes the following programmes:
- Conducting Intra mural competitions and sports day.
- Conducting District, College, University and State level tournament, coaching camps and friendly matches.
Excellence in Sports, All round development of the Individual through participation in different sports activities.
World Universiade 2013-14
Item: 10,000m Race
New Meet Record: 10,000m Race in Senior Athletic Meet at Cochin
Open course in Physical Education
Department of Physical Education,
Mercy College, Palakkad, Kerala.