Raider Active

photo of four studentsRaider Active is a program of sports skill classes offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health. The courses are available to all Wright State students regardless of major or skill ability. All courses are competency-based, which means that specific knowledge and skills have been defined for each sport, and the students must demonstrate both knowledge and skill ability in order to pass the course. Students may begin any Raider Active class without any prior knowledge or skill in the particular sport and progress until he/she is extremely knowledgeable and proficient in the activity.

Benefits of Raider Active Classes

  • Quality of Instruction – The instructors for all sports skills classes have been chosen because of their outstanding expertise in the sport they teach.
  • Cost – Students who take between 11 and 17 hours are not required to pay instructional fees for the course.
  • Equipment – The Department of Kinesiology and Health provides all necessary equipment for the student to try a new sport. A small lab fee is charged to pay the costs associated with the particular class.  This means students do not have to invest large sums of money to try a sport you may or may not decide you like.
  • Social Benefits – Raider Active classes is a wonderful way to take a break from your studies, get some exercise, share a class with old friends or meet new friends, and feel good about yourself!

Raider Active Class Requirements

  • Syllabi – All Raider Active syllabi may be found online.
  • Attendance – Attendance is defined as ACTIVE participation in the class. The minimum requirement is 80% attendance. Each instructor will define his/her own method of meeting this requirement during the first class session.
  • Written Examinations – Since one of the purposes of Raider Active courses is to teach knowledge and understanding of the sport, this knowledge will be tested by written exam. A score of 70% is required to show minimum competency. The knowledge and understanding may include all or some of the following: rules, safety procedures, terminology, equipment, skill analysis, strategy and history of the activity.
  • Grading – Raider Active courses generally use the Pass or Unsatisfactory grading system. A student must meet all the requirements in attendance and examinations to receive a passing grade.

Students with Disabilities

Any student with a disability who may need accommodations to complete the requirements of the class must register with the Office of Disability Services, and arrange to meet with his or her professor during the first week of class.


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