Phew! No, we don’t. You have to take a quantitative reasoning class and a semester of foreign language and a few other required things, but you definitely don’t have to climb a rope or go through a Marines boot camp or whatever comprises the average physical education requirement.
That being said, Skidmore does offer some lovely fitness classes like yoga and mountain biking and racquetball, so if you WANT some physical education in your life (and want to get some academic credit for it) then that’s certainly something to think about. I’m taking the Dance Experience next semester, so I’ll be flailing about in tights and a leotard pretty soon. If that’s not physical education I don’t know what is.