Athletes in public school should still be required to take PE during their season. There are many benefits to all students, no matter what other activities they might be involved in. PE and sports have separate goals, PE can teach about maintaining fitness over a lifetime, and lastly PE can help academically. People should not let a simple class prevent them from graduating. After all, there are way more benefits from PE than disadvantages. Those who think they have no time for exercise will eventually have to make time for illness.