The Physical Education curriculum develops students' knowledge and skills in physical activities.
Students must earn eight physical education credits to fulfill the College's graduation requirement. These credits do not count as academic units toward the degree, but are required for graduation. Students may earn PE credits for:
- PE classes (term classes = two credits; semester classes = four credits)
- Varsity athletics (eight credits per sport per year)
- Certain recreational activities (two or four credits maximum)
Qualified students may also earn credit for rigorous, instructional independent programs (four credits maximum).
Physical Education Mission
Wellesley Physical Education engages students through instructional classes in diverse physical activities to develop skills and knowledge on the importance of regular physical activity that leads to a healthy lifestyle.