Physical Education Department Courses and Requirements

The Physical Education Requirement

Completion of two Physical Education (PE) courses is required to graduate, with the first of the two to be taken during your first year. Students generally receive .25 credits toward graduation for each course, with some exceptions as noted in the Pomona College Catalog.

Students playing on intercollegiate athletic teams register in specific sections as listed in The Claremont Colleges Undergraduate Course Schedule.

In addition to the dozens of PE courses offered by the Pomona College PE Department, Claremont McKenna College offers a Joint PE (JP) program through which Pomona students may also take courses to fulfill the requirement.

JP courses are listed in the course schedule with zero credit because not all of The Claremont Colleges award credit for PE; however, Pomona does award .25 credit for JP courses. There is one exception: Club sports offered by the JP program neither receive credit nor satisfy the PE requirement. If you have a question about which PE courses both receive credit and satisfy the requirement, use the Course Area search to find “PO Phys Ed Requirement” courses on The Claremont Colleges Undergraduate Course Schedule.