Welcome to Barnard Physical Education!
With the exception of Health Coaching, all Barnard PE courses will be held in Dodge Fitness Center on Columbia campus.
Please check the Directory of Classes for the correct room location.
AR4= DFC, Aerobics Room 4, 4th floor off running track
AR3= DFC, Aerobics Room 3, 3rd floor below running track
FFS= DFC, Functional Fitness Studio, 3rd floor next to Squash Courts
BTL= DFC, Bottom Tri Level, lower level next to Blue Gym
CLASSES NOT IN DODGE FITNESS CENTER:
BAR 404= Barnard Hall 4th floor
MLC LL016= Milstein Learning Center, lower level
- 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.
- PE courses are graded Pass/Fail based on attendance and participation.
Need more info? Contact the individual instructor or the Department Chair.
Lisa Northrop (Yoga Meditation, Health Coaching, Group Fit Sampler, Pilates Practice) firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Rodriguez (Total Body Fitness, Functional Fitness, Beginning Yoga, Body Sculpt, Fitness Outside) email@example.com
Cindy Lanzas (Beginning Yoga, Pilates Mat) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Shulman (Tai Chi) email@example.com
India Choquette (Fitness Outside, Functional Fitness) firstname.lastname@example.org
Talese Hunt (Pilates Mat) email@example.com
Eliana Laessig (Functional Fitness) firstname.lastname@example.org
Selma Trevino (Pilates Mat) email@example.com
Fitbear Fitness Classes
ALL FITBEAR CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN AR3 OR AR4 IN THE DODGE FITNESS CENTER DURING Fall 2023.
AR4: Fourth floor next to running track
Barnard students, faculty, and staff must create an account through Barnard College's IMLeagues portal.
Barnard students already have access to DFC with their Barnard ID card; no additional membership is required.
Barnard Faculty and Staff must purchase a DFC Employee membership for access. Once a DFC Employee membership is purchased, Fitbear classes are free. Info on DFC membership for faculty and staff: https://perec.columbia.edu/
Barnard Fitness Center
The lower level and first floor of Barnard Hall are under renovation to make way for a new 4,000-square-foot Fitness Center on the first floor of Barnard Hall as part of the LeFrak Center for Well-Being. The anticipated completion date is mid-2024. In the interim, Dodge Fitness Center (DFC) continues to be open to all Barnard students, including access to club sports, group fitness classes, intramurals, and open recreation. All PE courses and free Fitbear classes are being held in DFC. Please note that we are also planning for additional free fitness classes on the Barnard campus this Fall 2023.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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.