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The Athletics, Wellness and Physical Education (AWPE) Department strives to provide Earlham students with an introduction to activities that encourage and promote lifetime wellness and fitness.

Through these activities AWPE hopes to excite and energize students to continue physical fitness and lifetime participation in wellness activities long after graduation.

There are a wide variety of wellness activity courses from Pilates and backpacking to lifeguard training and learning how to ride a horse.

Participation in varsity and club sports can count for wellness credits, too.


Students fulfill the Wellness Requirement of the General Education Program by:

  • Completing four Wellness activity-based courses. OR
  • Taking and passing one analysis-based course (carrying two or more semester hours) designated as a Wellness course AND completing two Wellness activity-based courses. OR
  • Each season of playing a varsity sport fulfills 2/4 of the Wellness requirement. Playing two seasons of a varsity sport completes the Wellness requirement.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.