State law allows PE exemptions for academics.
Utah Administrative Code R277-700-4 Middle School Education Requirements
(7) Upon parental or student request, an LEA may, with parental consent, substitute a course requirement described in Subsection (3) with a course, extracurricular activity, or experience that is:
- (a) similar to the course requirement; or
- (b) consistent with the student's plan for college and career readiness.