Healthy mind and body

Division of Student Life courses aim to support students’ mental and physical well-being

Originally published July 2, 2018 by MIT News

By Kollin Wasserlein

A group of students sit in a circle, their eyes closed, and their legs crossed. Upon the instructor’s words, they breathe in, and then out in harmony.

Deep breathing exercises are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one imagines a “physical education” class. More likely, one would recall a vertical rope climb, the PACER test, or the perils of high school dodgeball. At MIT, however, physical education aims to be holistic and supportive of students’ mental and physical well-being. Read More