Welcome to Physical Education

Our office offers a variety of physical education courses for undergraduate students to complete the swim requirement and the 8 point General Institute Requirement. The swim requirement can be met by completing a beginner swim course or electing to test out. 

Courses generally meet twice a week for 40 minutes. The program administers over 40 different instructional activities beginning every six weeks during the academic year.

Students are expected to complete the Physical Education General Institute Requirement by end of their second year. If you have concerns about completing the General Institute Requirement by the end of your 2nd year, please contact the physical education office at mitpe@mit.edu or make an appointment at 617-253-4291.

What is Physical Education at MIT?
View the swim test instructional video here.


Q3 Tentative Schedule
February 9 - March 19

Snow Update

MIT PE classes 5pm-10p will be canceled today, Monday, January 26. Instructors will count all students present for 1/26.

MIT will be closed Tuesday, January 27, therefore all PE classes are canceled. Instructors will count all students present for 1/27.

Ski/Snowboard has been re-scheduled to Thursday, January 29

MIT is planning to re-open Wednesday morning, January 28.




PE Make Up Form

To check your PE history (points), click on "registration" and then on "history."

You can also check your attendance on PE Course Stellar sites.

A Pirate Certificate is now available to students who have passed Archery, Fencing, Pistol, and Sailing.

Students should send an email to mitpe@mit.edu with name and MIT ID number once grades are posted for all four courses. Check PE history at mitpe.com.


Swim & Boat Test Dates

Tues, Wed, & Thurs
8am and 8pm

 Zesiger Center Pool

Bring your Student ID.

For information on Single Gender Testing

contact mitpe@mit.edu