The Cornell 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.

Most Cornell students pre-register for courses online prior to the semester. However, many individuals register during the add/drop period at the beginning of the semester. Non-students are allowed to register in person in the Physical Education office in 305 Helen Newman Hall on the first day of classes for each semester. Questions about PE classes should be referred to Pat Ackley at par2@cornell.edu or (607) 255-4286.

Cornell Outdoor Education (COE) classes have different deadlines and enrollment policies. Please refer to the COE site for specifics. Questions about COE classes should be referred to Danielle Ford at dmf238@cornell.edu or (607) 255-6183.



IMPORTANT: The Physical Education offices are temporarily closed due to University requirements. All communications should be sent by email.



PE 1429 - Vinyasa Yoga will be offered this Winter session from January 4 to January 23rd,  M-F 7:30-8:30 AM online. There is a limit of 24 students for the class. There is a $135 fee for non-credit students. Students who need credit will have to register through Continuing Education. Please contact Pat Ackley at par2@cornell.edu for information and registration



Only students may register for PE classes in SP21. Faculty, staff or extramural will not be allowed.

Please go here (https://pe.cornell.edu/pe-covid-info-fa-2020) for specific information concerning the way PE classes will be affected by Covid requirements



There will be no Swim Tests conducted in SP21.

Any senior graduating in FA20 or SP21 who has not completed the swim test, will have the requirement waived per the University.

Incoming Freshmen will have the $100 late fee waived to when they complete the test in subsequent years.

Deadlines for Physical Education and Outdoor Education are listed here: http://pe.cornell.edu/deadlines.  Physical Education Course Deadlines supersede the University course drop deadline. Know your PE course drop deadline to avoid late fees.