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Physical Education

Course Offerings

All students at WPI are required to take four 1/12 units in Physical Education. Many students choose to satisfy this requirement by participating in varsity sports or club sports, but the courses listed below are also available.

For official information on the physical education requirement as well as the course offerings at WPI, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.


To register for the courses listed below, as well as for varsity and club sports, students should consult with the Registrar's Office.

PE 1001. INTRO TO GOLF & TENNIS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to the sports through skill development and play.

PE 1002. INTRO TO VOLLEYBALL & SQUASH.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to the sports through skill development and play.

PE 1003. INTRO TO  BADMINTON.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to the sport through skill development and play.

PE 1004. INTRO TO TABLE TENNIS, GOLF, & TENNIS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to the sports through skill development and play.

PE 1005. INTRO TO RECREATIONAL SPORTS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
This summer course introduces students to various sports through skill development and play. Possible sports taught include badminton, bowling, golf, racquetball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.

PE 1006. WELLNESS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introductory course designed to acquaint students with knowledge and skills necessary to make choices that foster health and well-being.

PE 1007. BASIC WATER SAFETY.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
For the beginner and intermediate swimmer. Students will learn about water recreational activities and how to remain safe while participating in them. Opportunity to learn the necessary means for safety in/near water and basic rescue techniques. Fee required.

PE 1011. TOUCH FOOTBALL.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to basic rules and individual/team skill development with practical application through game competition.

PE 1012. BASKETBALL.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to basic rules and individual/team skill development with practical application through game competition.

PE 1013. SOFTBALL.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to basic rules and individual/team skill development with practical application through game competition.

PE 1014. BEGINNING TENNIS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Instruction will focus on basic strokes and techniques. Rules, strategy and play will be integrated as students' skills develop.

PE 1015. BADMINTON & TABLE TENNIS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Instruction will focus on basic strokes and techniques. Rules, strategy and play will be integrated as students' skills develop.

PE 1016. SQUASH & RACQUETBALL.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Instruction will focus on basic strokes and techniques. Rules, strategy and play will be integrated as students' skills develop.

PE 1017. BEGINNING SWIMMING.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
For the non-swimmer to intermediate swimmer. Instruction in the basic stroke techniques to learn to swim, improve skills and develop survival skills.

PE 1018. CO-ED VOLLEYBALL.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introduction to basic rules and individual/team skill development with practical application through game competition.

PE 1024. INTERMEDIATE TENNIS.

Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Designed for the student with basic skills in tennis. In-depth instruction in skill development and strategy with game competition.

PE 1055. PHYSICAL CONDITIONING.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
This course will teach basic strength training principles and techniques. Students will develop and implement an individualized conditioning program.

PE 1056. LIFEGUARDING I.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)

PE 1057. LIFEGUARDING II.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
This class is based on the Red Cross Manual for Lifeguarding. Red Cross fee and books are required. The Lifeguard I course is the first part of a two course requirement (Lifeguarding I and II) for a student to be certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED, Oxygen Administration and Lifeguarding.

Recommended background: PE 1007

PE 1059. WEIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
This introductory course is designed to acquaint women with circuit training and free weight programs.

PE 1070. LEISURE EDUCATION: REDEFINING SOCIAL NORMS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Introductory course designed to explore various leisure education alternatives

PE 1077. SWIMMING FOR FITNESS.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
For the intermediate to advanced swimmer. This class is geared toward swimming for fitness purposes. Workouts will be administered each class period with students developing the knowledge to create workouts for themselves.

PE 1100. SERIES.
Cat. I (1/12 unit)
Credit for activity in one of five categories:
1) WPI athletic team participation
2) club sports
3) approved courses not offered at WPI