Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
DAPER serves the MIT community through intercollegiate athletics, physical education, recreation, club and intramural sports, and health and fitness programming. The department’s mission is to bring students, faculty and staff together in educational activities that promote healthy lifestyles, enhance a sense of community, foster growth in leadership and teamwork skills, and encourage the pursuit of excellence. DAPER strongly supports providing opportunity for all and engages students and community members in productive pursuits that satisfy an individual’s priority interest at a skill level appropriate to their ability. The physical education program at MIT includes over 60 course offerings, while the Institute also sponsors one of the most comprehensive athletic and recreation programs in the nation.