Weber State University no longer will require students to take five credit hours of health and physical education before they graduate.
The Faculty Senate dropped the requirement at the request of the health and physical education department. The change will go into effect in January.Myron Davis, department chairman, said too few faculty members and too many students made it impossible to meet the demand for classes to satisfy students' general education requirements.
With the change, the department will limit enrollment by eliminating about 25 percent of the courses now offered. Budget limitations will cause classes to be smaller, Davis said.