Physical Education Department

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Physical Education Overview

The 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.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Physical Education & Coaching Certification Requirements

All Hartwick students must complete two 1-credit skill classes from two different physical education (PHED) courses in order to graduate.

The department offers courses toward a professional certificate in coaching.

Physical Education & Coaching Requirements


Physical Education Courses

Hartwick College offers a wide variety of skills courses that can be used to fulfill the physical education requirement and academic courses toward a certificate in coaching.

Physical Education Courses


The physical education program is housed in the Frederick Moore Binder Physical Education Center. The Center houses instructional, recreational, 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 court; gymnasium; and dance studio. Several off-campus facilities also are utilized for physical education courses: bowling at Holiday Lanes; golf at Wood Haven Golf Course; and horsemanship at Hunter’s Rein Stable, home of the College’s equestrian team.

Still have questions?

Contact the Physical Education Department