Athletic Philosophy at Bellarmine University
the history of the institution, Bellarmine's athletic policy
has concentrated on creating for its students opportunities
that will become an integral part of the education and development
of the "whole student". The University firmly believes
that athletics has a very important role to play in this regard
and as such has great interest in the student's physical well-being
and development. As a consequence, athletic programs are designed
that will benefit the entire student body.
The growth of athletic activities and facilities over the years has provided the
University the opportunity to develop an athletic program that compliments the academic
program of the University, providing quality athletics with quality academics, while
providing opportunities for the students to enrich their talents in the area of
leadership, cooperation and fair play.
The diversification of the athletic activities can be found in the intramural,
recreational, club sport or intercollegiate programs being offered. This variety of
activities allows a degree of competitiveness so that each student can find his/her level
of participation an enjoyable experience, while meeting and socializing with as many
fellow students as possible. There are assorted awards offered in the various programs,
but the real reward for any student is opportunity to participate with some degree of
efficiency, success and enjoyment.
Bellarmine offers students, through these athletic activities, a valuable co-curricular
experience as part of student campus life. The premise is that these activities will
provide every student moral, social, physical and education values. The ultimate goal is
that during an academic year, something special is offered each student as an opportunity
to participate at his/her level of interest and physical capabilities.