First Year Advising – Athletics Requirement
Bates students must fulfill a physical education requirement. The Department of Athletics oversees the PE requirement and offers a range of courses each semester that fulfill one of the two required courses. Students who play Bates varsity sports will receive a course credit for each semester that they play. Students who participate in club sports usually receive PE credit but there are some exceptions. Encourage students to consult with the Athletics Department before relying on a club sport to fulfill one of the two credits.