Physical Education

Departmental Office: 336 Dodge Physical Fitness Center; 212-854-3439

perec.columbia.edu 

Director of Undergraduate Studies: The Director of Physical Education, 332 Dodge Physical Fitness Center; 212-854-4001;

Departmental Administrative: Belgica Ramirez, 212-854-3439; br12@columbia.edu

The Physical Education Department offers a variety of activities in the areas of aquatics, fitness, martial arts, individual and dual “lifetime” sports, team sports, and outdoor education. Most of the activities are designed for the beginner or intermediate level. However, advanced courses are offered at selected times. The courses are designed to develop and/or improve the student’s fundamental skills and to help realize his or her potential. Activity that promotes one’s fitness level is emphasized. A major goal is to provide a positive, enjoyable experience for students. It is our hope that these activities will contribute to the development of an active, healthy lifestyle.

The majority of the activities are offered in ten time preferences. However, there are early morning conditioning activities, Friday-only classes at Baker Athletics Complex, and special courses that utilize off-campus facilities during weekends. A description of the scheduled activities for each time preference is included in the Department of Physical Education  website.

A list of the activities for the term is included in the Directory of Classes and on the website. Students may select physical education courses during on-line registration.  Students may register for only one section of physical education each term.

Physical Education Requirement

Successful completion of two Physical Education Activities is a Columbia College requirement that students are advised to complete by the end of the first year. Students may elect to take one or two additional terms of Physical Education Activities for credit. Students receive 1 point of academic credit for each completed term of physical education for a possible total of 4 points.

For more information on this requirement, please visit the Core Curriculum—Physical Education Requirement section of the bulletin.

Medical Conditions

Students who request to have their physical education activities limited or waived because of a medical condition should contact the chair of Physical Education. In some situations, students may require an evaluation by a clinician at Health Services at Columbia in order to receive a waiver. In consultation with the Director of Physical Education, students may be instructed to contact Dr. Melanie Bernitz, medical director of Columbia Health Programs, who facilitates these evaluations.

Grading

The grading in all physical education courses is Pass/Fail. Students who fulfill the attendance and participation requirement receive a Pass. Those who miss more than the permissible number of classes and who do not drop the course by the official drop deadline receive a W (Withdrawal). Those who anticipate attendance problems should contact their instructors or the director of undergraduate studies.

Swim Test

Passing Physical Education OC1001-OC1002 is a requirement for the degree. All students are also required to pass a swimming test or take beginning swimming for one term to fulfill the swimming requirement. A waiver of the swimming test requirement may be granted if a student has a disability certified by a medical authority that precludes swimming. Students may also request waivers and accommodations on the grounds of religious observance or gender identity/expression. All requests for waivers and accommodations are reviewed by the Director of Physical Education.

Locker and Towel Service

Students have access to a lock/towel service ($18 fee) and, with the exception of tennis, equipment for the activities is supplied by the Physical Education Department.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Students who are participating on an intercollegiate team should register for the appropriate team section of PHED UN1005 Intercollegiate Athletics. Intercollegiate athletes are responsible for taking the swimming test. Student athletes who cannot pass the test should take beginning swimming at the first possible opportunity.

Student athletes who register correctly and participate on a team receive a Pass; those who drop off a team in midterm and still wish to receive academic credit must notify the Physical Education Office and be placed in an activity to complete the attendance requirement. Otherwise, the student must officially drop Intercollegiate Athletics or they receive a mark of W (Withdrawal).

Director of Physical Education Programs

Associates

Cemi Abreu

Scott Alwin

Kevin Anderson

Michael Aufrichtig

Tracey Bartholomew

James Bolster

Christie Bonn

Samantha Carr

Diana Caskey

Brian Chenoweth

Demerae Christianson

Andrea Cofrin

Elizabeth Grubb

Pete Cruz

Emerson Curry

Derek Davis

Adriano Di Peco

Howard Endelman

Bid Goswami

Jumpie Harada

Matt Herhal

Colleen Irby

Daniel Ireland

Brian Jines

Lauren Kahn

Brie Katz

Luke Kelly

Faimie Kingsley

Amphone Keovongmanysar

Gustavo Leal

SeoungWoo Lee

Kelly McPartland

Gaurav Misra

Richard Mueller

Caroline Nichols

Ed Nickoloff

Joshua Osit

Alex Padron

Nich Lee Parker

Ken Pollard

Scott Ramsey

Joanne Schickerling

Anne Marie Skylis

Chris Smith

Jen Spicer

Marquise Stancil

Erik Supplee

Jennifer Teague

Dan Tischler

Jacques Swanepoel

Sara Negrette

Steve Santos

Cassie Vondrak

Ilene Weintraub

Amy Weeks

Ajaya William

PHED UN1002 Outdoor Rec Games. 1 point.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This class is designed for students to develop and play a variety of recreational sports. Students will become familiar with a variety of sports that are played recreationally throughout the country, such as soccer, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, and kickball. Emphasis is placed on the basic skills and techniques, strategies, and elements of play for each sport.


There are risks and dangers in participating. Injury resulting from participation is a possibility. Please carefully follow the guidelines and rules provided by the instructor. 

Spring 2018: PHED UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHED 1002 001/29030 M W 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Gustavo Leal, Jeffrey Ryder 1 22/22
PHED 1002 002/26153 M W 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 32/32
PHED 1002 003/64166 M W 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 005/26107 M W 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Jesse Agel 1 25/25
PHED 1002 006/69720 M W 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Jessica Harrington, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 30/30
PHED 1002 007/29521 M W 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 20/20
PHED 1002 008/70914 M W 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Lauren Kahn, Kelly McPartland 1 28/28
PHED 1002 010/13003 M W 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Yoichiro Matsumura, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 30/30
PHED 1002 011/70305 M W 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Dillon Pottish 1 12/12
PHED 1002 012/22303 M W 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 25/25
PHED 1002 013/71239 M W 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Aphrodite Daphnis 1 15/15
PHED 1002 016/63353 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Steven Santos, Jeffrey Ryder, Joseph Nord 1 26/26
PHED 1002 017/25571 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, SeoungWoo Lee, Jeffrey Ryder 1 20/20
PHED 1002 018/12912 M W 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Edward Nickoloff, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 20/20
PHED 1002 020/28403 M W 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 021/75867 M W 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 25/25
PHED 1002 023/24016 M W 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 25/25
PHED 1002 024/68330 M W 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Sarah Perron 1 30/30
PHED 1002 025/75209 M W 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Peggy Levine, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 32/32
PHED 1002 026/27528 M W 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Alister Walker 1 12/12
PHED 1002 027/68605 M W 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Andrew Hess 1 28/28
PHED 1002 029/63168 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Jessica Harrington, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 32/32
PHED 1002 030/12634 M W 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 032/26969 T Th 8:10am - 9:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 033/61438 T Th 8:10am - 9:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 28/28
PHED 1002 036/10163 T Th 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Dan Tischler, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 037/20192 T Th 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Maraya Slatter, Stancil Marquise 1 22/22
PHED 1002 039/23455 T Th 9:10am - 10:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Joanne Schickerling, Jeffrey Ryder 1 12/12
PHED 1002 041/75189 T Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Caroline Blum, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 22/22
PHED 1002 042/61207 T Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Demerae Christianson 1 20/20
PHED 1002 043/17201 T Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Cassaundra Vondrak, Molly O'Donnell 1 25/25
PHED 1002 044/10239 T Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 28/28
PHED 1002 045/22444 T Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Joanne Schickerling, Jeffrey Ryder 1 12/12
PHED 1002 047/72431 T Th 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 048/17085 T Th 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Sara Negrette 1 15/15
PHED 1002 049/18023 T Th 11:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Pepper Pavlish 1 30/30
PHED 1002 051/68103 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Bonnie Baker, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 30/30
PHED 1002 052/24429 T Th 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Samantha Warren, Jeffrey Ryder 1 22/22
PHED 1002 054/13633 T Th 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Pepper Pavlish 1 30/30
PHED 1002 055/11976 T Th 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Amphone Keovongmanysar, Jeffrey Ryder 1 25/25
PHED 1002 056/92069 T Th 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, India Choquette, Jeffrey Ryder 1 15/15
PHED 1002 057/29989 T Th 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 25/25
PHED 1002 058/12894 T Th 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Colleen Irby, Jeffrey Ryder 1 28/28
PHED 1002 060/21320 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 26/26
PHED 1002 061/22939 T Th 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anastasia Kirtiklis, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 30/30
PHED 1002 063/70583 W 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Peter McKay, Jeffrey Ryder 1 13/15
PHED 1002 064/61495 Th 7:30pm - 11:10pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Peter McKay, Jeffrey Ryder 1 8/15
PHED 1002 065/69195 Th 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Andrew Laiosa, Jeffrey Ryder 1 15/15
PHED 1002 068/70134 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 9/20
PHED 1002 069/61555 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Kenneth Pollard, Jeffrey Ryder 1 30/30
PHED 1002 072/71012 F 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 50/50
PHED 1002 073/63629 F 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Gaurav Misra, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 18/18

PHED C1002 Physical Education Activities. 1 point.

The times listed in the on-line Directory of Classes are the actual class times for each time preference. Students should allow additional time for showering, dressing, equipment exchange, and travel to next class. A description of the scheduled activities for each time preference is posted on the department Web site, http://www.dodgefitnesscenter.com.

Spring 2018: PHED C1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHED 1002 077/21798 F 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 30/30

PHED UN1005 Intercollegiate Athletics. 1 point.

Archery, Men's/Women's Golf, Baseball, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Rowing, Women's Softball, Men's Freshman Light Row, Women's Swimming, Men's Freshman Heavy Row, Men's Swimming, Men's Varsity Light Row, Women's Tennis, Men's Varsity Heavy Row, Men's Tennis, Women's Fencing, Women's Track, Men's Fencing, Men's Track, Women's Field Hockey, Women's Volleyball, Football, Wrestling, Women's Squash, and Men's Squash.

Fall 2017: PHED UN1005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHED 1005 001/70956  
Belgica Ramirez, Derek Davis 1 4
PHED 1005 002/77350  
Belgica Ramirez, Brett Boretti 1 2
PHED 1005 003/72873  
Belgica Ramirez, Megan Griffith 1 9
PHED 1005 005/16198  
Belgica Ramirez, James Engles 1 3
PHED 1005 006/64405  
Belgica Ramirez, Scott Ramsey 1 9
PHED 1005 007/28830  
Belgica Ramirez, Nicholas Parker 1 3
PHED 1005 008/63260  
Belgica Ramirez, Scott Alwin 1 0
PHED 1005 010/74568  
Belgica Ramirez, Nicholas Parker 1 3
PHED 1005 011/20230  
Belgica Ramirez, Scott Alwin 1 10
PHED 1005 012/73173  
Belgica Ramirez, Michael Aufrichtig 1 5
PHED 1005 013/26786  
Belgica Ramirez, Michael Aufrichtig 1 7
PHED 1005 014/76942  
Belgica Ramirez, Caroline Nichols 1 11
PHED 1005 016/63570  
Belgica Ramirez, Gregory Lamb 1 53
PHED 1005 017/16602  
Belgica Ramirez, Amy Weeks 1 3
PHED 1005 018/21028  
Belgica Ramirez, Richard Mueller 1 5
PHED 1005 020/77647  
Belgica Ramirez, Andrea Cofrin 1 4
PHED 1005 021/15029  
Belgica Ramirez, Tracey Bartholomew 1 13
PHED 1005 022/74392  
Belgica Ramirez, Kevin Anderson 1 18
PHED 1005 024/20973  
Belgica Ramirez, Jennifer Teague 1 6
PHED 1005 025/10809  
Belgica Ramirez, Diana Caskey 1 21
PHED 1005 026/10585  
James Bolster, Belgica Ramirez 1 14
PHED 1005 027/70835  
Belgica Ramirez, Ilene Weintraub 1 2
PHED 1005 028/73705  
Bidyut Goswami, Belgica Ramirez 1 2
PHED 1005 030/19834  
Belgica Ramirez, Daniel Ireland 1 11
PHED 1005 031/66470  
Belgica Ramirez, Daniel Ireland 1 14
PHED 1005 032/69877  
Belgica Ramirez, Brie Katz 1 11
PHED 1005 033/77414  
Belgica Ramirez, Zachary Tanelli 1 11
PHED 1005 035/61378  
Belgica Ramirez, Jacques Swanepoel 1 3
PHED 1005 036/74617  
Belgica Ramirez, Jacques Swanepoel 1 5
PHED 1005 037/65736  
Belgica Ramirez, Cathleen Clark 1 11
Spring 2018: PHED UN1005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHED 1005 001/76101  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Derek Davis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 13
PHED 1005 002/60429  
Belgica Ramirez, Brett Boretti, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 20
PHED 1005 003/67517  
Belgica Ramirez, Megan Griffith, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 5
PHED 1005 004/71382  
Belgica Ramirez, James Engles, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 3
PHED 1005 005/13528  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Emerson Curry, Jeffrey Ryder 1 6
PHED 1005 006/61714  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Nicholas Parker, Jeffrey Ryder 1 4
PHED 1005 007/76306  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Scott Alwin, Jeffrey Ryder 1 0
PHED 1005 008/67980  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Nicholas Parker, Jeffrey Ryder 1 3
PHED 1005 009/14239  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Scott Alwin, Jeffrey Ryder 1 8
PHED 1005 010/62299  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Michael Aufrichtig, Jeffrey Ryder 1 7
PHED 1005 011/76903  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Michael Aufrichtig, Jeffrey Ryder 1 5
PHED 1005 012/23469  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Caroline Nichols, Jeffrey Ryder 1 2
PHED 1005 013/14336  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Gregory Lamb, Jeffrey Ryder 1 7
PHED 1005 014/28196  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Amy Weeks, Jeffrey Ryder 1 0
PHED 1005 015/20402  
Belgica Ramirez, Richard Mueller, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 2/998
PHED 1005 016/10582  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Andrea Cofrin 1 14
PHED 1005 017/27073  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Tracey Bartholomew, Jeffrey Ryder 1 3
PHED 1005 018/20059  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Kevin Anderson, Jeffrey Ryder 1 6
PHED 1005 019/65810  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Jennifer Teague 1 20
PHED 1005 020/14204  
Belgica Ramirez, Diana Caskey, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 10
PHED 1005 021/74167  
James Bolster, Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 9
PHED 1005 022/18090  
Belgica Ramirez, Ilene Weintraub, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 5
PHED 1005 023/19296  
Bidyut Goswami, Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 6
PHED 1005 024/27795  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Daniel Ireland, Jeffrey Ryder 1 14
PHED 1005 025/66409  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Daniel Ireland, Jeffrey Ryder 1 20
PHED 1005 026/62937  
Belgica Ramirez, Brie Katz, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 4
PHED 1005 027/63590  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder, Zachary Tanelli 1 14
PHED 1005 028/24317  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jacques Swanepoel, Jeffrey Ryder 1 2
PHED 1005 029/19174  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jacques Swanepoel, Jeffrey Ryder 1 3
PHED 1005 030/20669  
Belgica Ramirez, Anne Skylis, Jeffrey Ryder 1 6