The following courses have been selected to help you explore Physical Education at MIT.
Description:An introduction to the sport of tennis, with videos and lecture notes to demonstrate the basic shots: the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. Drills for developing each of these shots are also included in the Assignments section.
Description:An introduction to weight training, with videos and lecture notes demonstrating proper techniques for a variety of lower and upper body exercises.
Description:An introduction to indoor target archery, using videos and lecture notes to demonstrate the basic techniques. Emphasis is on the care and use of equipment, range safety, stance, shooting techniques, scoring, and competition.
Description:An introductory course in the fundamentals of fencing, featuring video demonstrations of fencing movements and a calendar outline of topics for each class. Focus is on footwork, bladework, bouting, and refereeing, and the class encourages students to be creative in applying learned techniques in a fencing bout.
Description:This course provides an introduction to the necessary skills to sail MIT's Tech Dinghys, presented through videos and lecture notes for each of these skills, as well as an instruction manual for sailing the Tech Dinghy. Skills covered include rigging the boat, tying necessary knots, leaving the dock, tack turns, jibe turns, and returning to the dock.
Description:This course connects the concepts of physical intelligence with mechanical engineering and design. Students use the MIT gymnastics gym to explore how the human body functions in its physical environment, and then apply what they have learned to the design of innovative new exercise equipment. Includes descriptions and pictures from each class, as well as movies demonstrating in-class activities and some of the student-designed projects.