Welcome to Barnard Physical Education!
Advanced Fitness and Advanced Running
Advanced courses are for students who have regular workout routine. Workouts are completed in campus facilities 2x per week on non-consecutive days. A Pre-Test and Pre-Class Survey are required to be admitted to the course.
As a minimum fitness requirement, students must complete a 1 mile run in 10 minutes or less.
Advanced Running: Students must have the ability to track their running route including distance, date, time, and duration.
Advanced Fitness: Students must complete a fitness routine in campus facilities.
Students interested in Advanced PE courses must:
- Register via Student Planning (to get on the waitlist)
- Submit Pre-Class Survey
- Complete a 1 mile run in 10 minutes or less (track or treadmill)
SUMMER PE - Starts May 3
The Summer is the perfect time! Add a PE course to your program during the Summer registration time. We look forward to meeting you on your fitness journey!
- 6 week course
- All classes on Zoom
- No equipment needed (except a mat/towel)
- Choose from Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Core Strength (Pilates), Bodyweight Training, and Health Coaching!
*SUMMER PE WILL BE ONLINE ONLY...SYNCHRONOUS ON ZOOM*
*FULFILL YOUR PE REQUIREMENT IN 6 WEEKS IN SUMMER A OR SUMMER B!*
- All PE courses will be taught online via Zoom.
- PE courses will have limited enrollment for the best possible experience.
- Students must participate with their Zoom video on.
- PE courses are graded Pass/Fail based on attendance and participation.
- All Barnard students must complete one semester of PE or Dance, preferably in their First Year.
- Only students who have not yet completed the PE requirement can register for PE.
- SR, JR, SO and TR who need PE should add one course (PE or Dance) to their program during their assigned registration period.
- FY students should add PE (or Dance) to their program or get on a waitlist.
- Students on a PE waitlist should plan to attend the first week of classes to see if space is available.
- Barnard PE is open to Barnard students only.
Yoga - An introduction to Hatha Yoga focusing on flexibility and strength. Breathing practices and meditation techniques that relax and revitalize the mind and body are included. Mat or towel needed.
Core Strength- A combination of Pilates-based mat exercises and sculpting techniques to strengthen core and entire body. Emphasis on proper breathing and alignment. Mat or towel needed.
Health Coaching - A seminar course designed to teach students the process of identifying, setting, and achieving a specific health behavior change goal within the Wheel of Health. The course will consist of short lectures, discussions, and individual health coaching sessions. Action steps towards the health goal will be expected each week outside of class meeting times.
Yoga Sculpt- Combines yoga postures with strength training exercises to create flexible and strong muscle groups. Yoga postures are taught in a traditional manner, including breath work and relaxation techniques to revitalize the body. Core specific exercises and overall muscle toning techniques with the use of weights and resistance are incorporated into each yoga class.
Bodyweight Training- A fitness course to build full-body strength and endurance. No equipment is required. All moves will be done only using body weight with focus on proper form. Includes squats, lunges, pushups and other basic body weight conditioning for the lower body, upper body, and core. This course is designed for all fitness levels with variations offered to increase and decrease the challenge.
Need more info? Contact the individual instructor or the Department Chair.
Laura Masone, Dept Chair (Bodyweight Training) email@example.com
Lisa Northrop (Health Coaching, Yoga) firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Rodriguez (Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Bodyweight Training) email@example.com
Kate Thompson (Yoga, Core Strength) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Shulman (T'ai Chi) email@example.com
Virtual Fitness Program - Fitbear Programming
Barnard Physical Education has partnered with Columbia Physical Education and Recreation to offer live Zoom fitness classes. Instructors from both Fitbear and Columbia Group Fitness programs are participating.
In SUMMER semester, there are 2 programs starting May 3 (No classes: Mon 5/31 and Mon 7/5) : Columbia Wellbeing Program/Barnard Fitbear (no fee) and Columbia Premium Group Fitness Program (fee-based). Both programs require separate pre-registration and password.
Barnard Fitness Center
Closed until further notice.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
For more information about the Barnard Fitness Center visit pe.barnard.edu/BFC
PE Mission Statement
The Physical Education Department subscribes fully to the College’s commitment to help women realize their full potential. Through regular participation in guided physical movement, the student gains enhanced physical fitness, improved self-esteem, and stress management techniques. Physical Education and the extra-curricular programs address the body-mind connection as the student learns skills that will influence the quality of her life currently in academic achievement and in all future endeavors.