The coeducational physical education program at Hartwick is designed to develop skills in a variety of physical activities that contribute to the joy of living, to wholesome use of leisure time, and to the development of health and fitness. The program provides each student with an opportunity to develop sufficient physical, mental, social, and motor skills to be used in a lifetime of movement-related activities.
The physical education program is enhanced by using Binder Physical Education Center. The Center houses instructional and physical education facilities, including the Elting Fitness Center; Moyer Pool, an eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool and diving complex; handball, racquetball, and squash courts; gymnasium, and dance studio. Horsemanship classes are held at Hunter's Rein Stable, home of the College's equestrian team.
Though the College offers neither a major nor a minor in physical education, certification in the New York State Coaching Registration for Secondary Schools may be earned by completing Hartwick's coaching certification program requirements.