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As the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), we are committed to our shared behaviors - the pursuit of Excellence in creating an environment that: develops Community; provides Education; inspires Leadership; and promotes Wellness.


The official home of the MIT Engineers athletic department providing competitive excellence across a range of sports for men and women.

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Physical Education & Wellness

Our office offers a variety of physical education & wellness courses for undergraduate students to complete the swim requirement and the 8 point General Institute Requirement.

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Become a member of MIT Recreation and be a part of an exciting community that focuses on health, wellness, and active living!

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Club Sports

There are over 30 different club sports here at MIT, and each club is either instructional or competition focused by nature.

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Bringing students, faculty, and staff together in educational activities that promote healthy lifestyles, enhance a sense of community, and foster growth in leadership and teamwork skills.

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MIT DAPER is committed to providing an environment that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For complete accessibility resources that are available, please visit