OX­FORD

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pro­grams were all brought un­der one pro­gram, led by Amanda Yu. That pro­gram con­tin­ues to this day, and has so far been a suc­cess, ac­cord­ing to Ox­ford’s ath­letic di­rec­tor.

“It’s a new par­a­digm that we’re do­ing at smaller schools,” said Rod­er­ick Stubbs, who re­placed Feld­man as Ox­ford ath­letic di­rec­tor in June. “We re­ally think it’s go­ing to be some­thing that’s suc­cess­ful and will go on to other schools.”

Ox­ford stu­dents are now en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties while also learn­ing about new op­por­tu­ni­ties for healthy liv­ing.

Stu­dents are even earn­ing credit while do­ing so un­der a pro­gram called Play Ox­ford.

“Stu­dents in aca­demic classes can do all kinds of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity like bike rid­ing, weight train­ing, yoga and in­tra­mu­rals to get credit for do­ing those ac­tiv­i­ties,” Stubbs said.

Ac­cord­ing to an Ox­ford Col­lege press re­lease, stu­dents must com­plete 36 hours of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in 14 weeks stay­ing healthy for up to two hours a day and five days a week on his or her own sched­ule. Stu­dents check in with a Play Ox­ford su­per­vi­sor af­ter par­tic­i­pat­ing in an ac­tiv­ity, such as 45-minute car­dio slots, staff- and fac­ulty-hosted ac­tiv­i­ties, swim fit­ness slots, group fit­ness classes, in­tra­mu­ral slots, and health and well­ness sem­i­nars, to record the time and get credit.

"It is up to the stu­dent when they would like to par­tic­i­pate, based on these sim­ple guide­lines," said As­sis­tant Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Pete Sher­rard, who cre­ated and ad­min­is­ters Play Ox­ford.

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