University Physical Education Department is proud to offer
one of the largest and most diverse Physical Culture Programs in
the Ivy League: over 100 courses are available, taught by experienced
and gifted instructors. Thousands of students, staff, and area residents
attend these classes every semester. Although many Cornell students
pre-register for courses on the internet prior to the semester,
many individuals also choose to participate in the walk-in registration
held at the beginning of the semester.
PLEASE NOTE:THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFICE IS NOW LOCATED IN 305 HELEN NEWMAN HALL
SPRING 2014 COURSES
SUMMER 2013 COURSES
FALL 2013 COURSES
times and fees in this web site take precedence
over those listed in other areas by the University, such as
DEADLINES - 2013 - 2014 COURSES
SPRING - 2014
Friday, January 24 - Equitation Classes
Wednesday, January 29 - Skating and HockeyClasses
Tuesday, February 4 - Skiing and Snowboarding Classes
Friday, February 7 - all other PE Courses
Cornell Outdoor Education - Friday, January 24
Non-Students may begin enrolling for classes on January 22nd.
FALL - 2013
Friday, August 30 - Scuba Classes
Monday, September 2 - Equitation Classes
Tuesday, September 3 - Sailing and Waterskiing Classes
Friday, September 6- Golf, Tennis, Jogging Tours
Friday, September 13 - all other PE Courses
Cornell Outdoor Education - Monday, September 2
Non-Students may begin enrolling for classes on August 28th.
are responsible for any course fees if the course
is not dropped by the listed deadline for each course.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION POLICY STATEMENT 2013 - 2014
You are invited to peruse the Physical Education Department Course
Offerings for both Fall, Spring and Summer Sessions by clicking on the above links.
Outdoor Education is part of the Physical Education Department and
offers both credit and non-credit courses in a variety of outdoor
related activities. Courses may be added any time before the class
starts, with no late enrollment fee. Cornell Outdoor Education courses
include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing,
caving, teambuilding, wilderness first aid, and Fall/Fall break
trips. Cornell Outdoor Education maintains its own drop deadlines
and other policies. For complete details please visit: CORNELL
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
All Cornell undergraduates are required
to take two credits (two courses) of Physical
Education, one credit each semester of the first year on campus.
Students may take more than one PE class per semester, but may only
take one for credit. Registered participants in Cornell Athletics
may receive PE credit. There are
some exceptions for transfer students.
For a complete description of the Physical Education
Requirements and exceptions, please see
Physical Education Requirements. All requests for accomodations to the Physical Education or Swim Test requirement due to disability must be made through the office of Student Disability Services.
University Faculty Committee on Physical Education has established
a basic swimming competency requirement for all entering
freshman undergraduates. The test is normally taken as part
of their Fall orientation process. The test consists
of entering the deep end of the pool with a feet-first jump
and making a continuous seventy-five-yard swim using front,
back, and optional strokes. Any student who cannot pass the
swim test is required to include swimming in his or her program
of physical education before choosing electives.
If a student does not pass the swim test in his/her first
Beginning Swimming PE class, then the student must take a second
Beginning Swimming PE class. Successful completion of two Beginning
Swimming classes (based on attendance requirements) with the
instructor's recommendation will fulfill the University's swim
Students unable to meet the swim requirement because of disability or other reasons acceptable to the
University Faculty Committee on Physical Education will be required
to take one of the following Physical Education classes: Wellness and Fitness (PE1265) or Wilderness First Responder (PE1626) as an alternative to the swimming requirement. All requests for accomodations to the Physical Education or Swim Test requirement due to disability must be made through the office of Student Disability Services.
are also some exceptions for transfer
TESTS: will be offered
on the following days and times:
Friday, 8/23, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Men only:
8/23, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Women only: Helen Newman
Tuesday, 8/27 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Women only: Helen Newman
Wednesday, 8/28 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.(Coed: Helen Newman Hall)
Thursday 8/29 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.(Coed: Helen Newman Hall)
Friday 8/30 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.(Coed: Helen Newman Hall)
MAKE-UP SWIM TESTS: will be offered on the following days and times:
Friday, 11/1/13, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Teagle Hall)
Friday, 11/8/13, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Teagle Hall)
Friday, 11/15/13, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Teagle Hall)
Friday, 4/11/14, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Teagle Hall)
Friday, 4/18/14, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Teagle Hall)
Friday, 4/25/14, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Teagle Hall)
should bring a bathing suit and their student I.D. card.
There will be a $30.00 charge for make-up swim tests.
If a student requires an individual appointment, a $50.00
fee will be assessed. If you need more information please contact
Fred DeBruyn at 255-2629.
REFUNDS WILL BE TRANSACTED AFTER
THE COURSE CHANGE DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
ENROLLMENT FEE: A $30.00 late enrollment fee will be
charged to students who enroll in Physical Education after
Friday, February 7, 2014.
2. ABSENCES: Students attending
courses that meet for 45 minute sessions, 24 times in a semester
will be limited to 4 absences only. Proportional adjustments will
be made for courses that meet less than 24 times or more than 45
minutes a session (instructor's prerogative).
3. The FALL 2013 ADD/DROP PERIOD for Physical Education ends on Friday, February 7, 2014. . All post deadline drops may be
assessed a $30.00 drop fee. Please see specific course information
as numerous earlier deadlines exist.
4. CHANGES: Students are normally
not permitted to transact changes after Friday, February 7, 2014. .
However, changes may be transacted for legitimate documentable problems
and conflicts. A $30.00 fee may be assessed.
FEBRUARY 14, 2014,
all post registration course change activity
must be transacted IN PERSON
with the Physical Education staff only,
NOT by telephone, NOT on-line, NOT in the office of the College
The Physical Education Office is located
in 305 Helen Newman Hall, on the second floor.
If you are enrolled in a course and have numerous absences or fail
to attend, all regular course fees and/or penalty fees will be charged.
A failing grade will be recorded on the transcript for all students
who do not meet the attendance requirement: everyone is enrolled
NON-ATTENDENCE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DROP OR EXCLUSION FROM COURSE
FEES AND PENALTIES.
TEST FEE: A
penalty fee will be assessed for all swim tests conducted that do
not correspond with the Physical Education Department's identified
swim test dates and times, specifically during Fall and Fall semester
orientations. If a student requires an individual appointment, a
$50.00 fee will be assessed.
7. TRANSCRIPT: Physical
Education courses will be graded pass/fail with the results recorded
on the transcript.
No refunds will be transacted after the course drop deadline.
9. COURSE LIMIT PER TERM: Students
receive credit for ONLY ONE course per term. If a student enrolls
in more than one course per term, credit will be given only for
the first course the student has enrolled in, as recorded in the
Physical Education Office.
10. NON-STUDENT FEES: Non Cornell Students are required to pay a Non-Student
of $50.00 for course which have a course fee (the course fee must also be paid) or $100.00
for a course which has no fee.
A more complete
Physical Education Requirements, and exceptions can be found at:
Physical Education Requirements