Pirate Certificate

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Is there a Physical Education & Wellness Pirate Certificate?

The Pirate Certificate became available in the Fall of 2011. Students who have completed Archery, Fencing, Pistol (or Rifle) and Sailing should send an email to ahoymitpe@mit.edu with name and MIT ID number once grades are posted for all four courses. Check PE&W history at mitpe.mit.edu. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/mitpe for updates. 

The Pirate Certificate is designed to recognize the completion of the undergraduate Physical Education & Wellness General Institute Requirement.

The MIT Pirate Certificate is only made available to MIT students and is intended as a fun way for undergraduate students to complete their Physical Education & Wellness General Institute Requirement of 4 physical education & wellness courses. It is not a stand-alone certificate. Non-MIT courses and life experience are not counted towards completing the certificate. The MIT Pirate certificate is for entertainment purposes only and does not give the recipient license to engage in piracy or any pirate activities.

Can graduate students earn the Pirate Certificate?

Yes, graduate students are eligible for the pirate certificate if they complete the requirements.