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Is PE a must for college programs, or are there alternatives?

Hey everyone, so I've been planning out my classes for senior year and potentially college, and I'm curious – is physical education (PE) typically a requirement for college programs? Like, if you're not a big sports person, are there alternatives that can satisfy that kind of requirement, or do most colleges expect you to take some form of PE during your undergrad years?

7 months ago

Hello there! It's great to see you're thinking ahead about your college classes. Physical education requirements vary widely by college. Some institutions indeed have a PE or wellness requirement as part of their general education curriculum to encourage a healthy lifestyle among students. However, many colleges offer a range of activities to fulfill this requirement outside of traditional sports. For example, you may find options like dance, yoga, hiking, or even self-defense classes that count towards the PE requirement. It's not always about competitive sports or intense physical activity. On the flip side, some schools don't have PE requirements at all, especially if they have a more academically-focused curriculum without a broad general ed component. To find out specific requirements, you can look at the general education curriculum of the colleges you're interested in. They usually list out all their requirements, including if there is a PE component, and what activities can fulfill it. If you're unsure or can't find the information, don't hesitate to contact the college's admissions office or check their official website for more details. Good luck with your planning and remember, there's a wide range of activities that can help you stay active in college, even if traditional sports aren't your thing!

7 months ago

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