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Physical Education

Colgate's recognition of the importance of personal wellness and physical fitness is fostered through its required physical education program.
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The Department of Physical Education, in keeping with current philosophy, will focus on enriching and expanding the student's short and long term views and attitudes toward physical activity. The department will promote a holistic approach to personal wellness by offering instruction in activities that will stimulate lifelong participation and well-being.

Two (2) PHED units or credits of class or activity as specified are required. The requirement is to be completed by the end of the sophomore year.  Students are welcome to take courses for their own enrichment after their requirement is reached. Course are available through the standard 5 week PE program and the Outdoor Education PE courses.

Registration is required for all classes and will be available at the beginning of each semester.

PE Course Offerings

A variety of 5 week fitness & wellness classes are offered each semester.
  • Spring I Dates: February 3 - March 7, 2014
  • Spring II Dates: March 24 - April 15, 2014
  • Lifeguard Certification Course: March 4 - April 29, 2014
COURSE LISTINGS (Updated each unit)


Registration is required to attend any PE class. Registration for spring courses begins January 27th.

Outdoor Education

Offerings that will develop your sense of place, leadership, and adventure in the great outdoors. Courses are offered each semester, fees may apply.

A separate registration is held at the beginning of each semester for Outdoor Ed courses. Most classes are limited and have a fee. For details visit: OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Additional information

  • Students may take the same PE class more than once for credit.
  • Students should dress for participation at the first class.
  • Drop Add for PE class happens automatically at the end of the semester based on class attendance.
  • Grades\Credit appears on your transcript (if you meet the attendance requirement) with an O (for OTHER it is not a Zero).  If it's not listed you don't have a credit, inquires should be sent to Physical Education Office.

Physical Education Office \ Recreational Sports
102 Huntington Gym
Phone: 315-228-7613