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MIT: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2017

First Year Academics: Physical Education Requirement

Physical Education is a General Institute Requirement because of its importance in helping you to lead a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

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You are strongly encouraged to complete the entire PE requirement by the end of your sophomore year.  In fact, many freshmen find PE classes a welcome relief from their academic work and take one each quarter, thus completing the requirement in their first year.

  • PE classes do not count towards your 54-unit freshman credit limit, so you may take a PE class right away in your first semester.

Here are details of the ways you can meet the Physical Education requirement:

Physical Education Classes

  • To fulfill the requirement in Physical Education, you must earn eight (8) PE points and meet the swim requirement by taking a swim class or passing the swim test. The swim test is given during Orientation on registration day for your convenience.

Intercollegiate Program

  • Four points for varsity teams in their traditional seasons
  • Two points for varsity teams in their non-traditional seasons (where permitted)

ROTC Programs

  • Two points per year with a maximum of four points

Alternative Point Opportunities (fee-based classes)

  • 8 hours of Personal Training
  • 8 hours of Private Swim Lessons
  • 8 hours of Group Exercise