Pa. School Drops Required Fitness Class for Obese

Saturday, 05 Dec 2009 04:51 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

OXFORD, Pa. -- Obese students at a historically black school near Philadelphia won't have to take a fitness class to graduate after all.

Lincoln University faculty nixed the idea this week amid complaints the so-called "fat course" undermined a school principle of equal treatment.

The school had initiated the policy to address high rates of obesity and diabetes, especially in the African-American community.

Special: Get Sarah Palin’s New Book – Incredible FREE Offer – Click Here Now.

About 80 students had gotten e-mails saying they had to take the fitness course to graduate. The plan was to target students with a body mass index of 30 or above. That's considered obese.

The "Fitness for Life" course will instead be suggested to certain students after a freshman wellness class that addresses a number of health issues.

 

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Court Rulings Leave Doubts About Obamacare Subsidies

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 16:39 PM

Conflicting court rulings about the subsidies used to help people living in states that rely on the federal insurance ex . . .

Marine Vet Locked Inside Florida VA Clinic for Hours

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 16:32 PM

Marine veteran Jeffrey Duck has received an apology from the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was locked inside a . . .

Ex-Sen. Joe Lieberman to Teach at Yeshiva University

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 16:30 PM

Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The p . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved