"MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO" (a sound mind in a sound body) is the motto that was engraved on C. K. Preus Gymnasium, 1926-1961. Currently, the motto is displayed in the lobby of the Regents Center and it continues to express the mission of the Health and Physical Education Department at Luther College. As an academic department within a Christian college of the liberal arts, we are dedicated to providing an education that brings discipline to mind and body in the pursuit of knowledge and in the development of a healthy lifestyle. A central and unifying mission for the department is to promote the value of regular physical exercise as a means of enhancing health.
The Health and Physical Education Department is committed to providing students with an instructional program of high quality that involves the discovery, interpretation, transmission and application of knowledge related to the disciplines within the department. We seek to provide experiences for students that will help them develop as whole persons who will be able to confront and evaluate our changing society.