Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2018
The First Year at MIT

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.

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

Physical Education Classes

Intercollegiate Program

ROTC Programs

Alternative Point Opportunities (fee-based classes)