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To the Editor:

I wholeheartedly agree with the editorial "Let’s get physical — Why Penn should offer for-credit physical education classes." Penn Campus Recreation is a strong proponent of the positive health and wellness benefits associated with physical activity. Pottruck Health and Fitness center is the “hub” of all physical activity and programming on campus. 

Physical activity increases our physical health and fitness, our mental health and well-being; and we are becoming more acutely aware of the cognitive benefits of physical activity.

Penn Campus Recreation is poised to assist in this endeavor and we look forward to the continuing dialogue regarding elective physical education classes.


DAVID C. LEACH is the senior associate director of athletics for Campus Recreation and Wellness in the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. His email address is