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Attendance in Physical Education courses is mandatory for all class meetings during the first two weeks of instruction. Students who miss a class may be dropped. However, it is the responsibility of the student to verify prior to the drop deadline that he/she is no longer enrolled.

Welcome to the Physical Education Program at UC Berkeley

We offer a variety of courses in Dance, Fitness, Aquatics, Team and Individual Sports, and Martial Arts from absolute beginning through advanced levels.

All courses are for academic credit (.5 units each), and taught by our expert faculty.

  • Learn a new skill
  • Enhanced academic performance*
  • .5 units of academic credit for each section
  • Get personalized attention
  • Physical activity built into your academic schedule
  • Interact with the instructor and make new, long-lasting friendships
  • Notice improvement over 15 weeks
  • Better sleep, reduce stress, depression, and obesity
  • Have fun all term!

*There is scientific evidence that supports the direct correlation between regular exercise and enhanced academic performance. The Physical Education Program is here to provide this to all Berkeley students so that you will have a healthy, happy and productive college experience!