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CNN) -- Most college students expect to receive their diplomas on the basis of grades, but at a Pennsylvania school, physical fitness matters too.
Students at Lincoln University with a body mass index of 30 or above, reflective of obesity, must take a fitness course that meets three hours per week. Those who are assigned to the class but do not complete it cannot graduate.
Now that the first class to have this requirement imposed is nearing graduation day -- students who entered in the fall of 2006 -- the school faces criticism from both students and outsiders about the fitness class p
We, as educators, must tell students when we believe, in our heart of hearts, when certain factors, certain behaviors, attitudes, whatever, are going to hinder that student from achieving and maximizing their life goals," he said.
Originally posted by RoyalCanadian
they are sending a message that if you are fat you wont succeed in life. not the best message to send.
These educators have no right to force people who are PAYING through the nose for an education, to be a certain way, look a certain way or act a certain way.
No one should be forced to take any class. If fat people are required to take a nutrition or fitness class everyone should.
And on a side note when they start using the submersion test for BMI ( can't remmeber the name) then they can accurately tell someone what thier BMI is. Skin pinch and that outdated chart are shots in the dark at best and don't take into account quite a few factors.