2023-2024 College Catalog

Physical Education

Department Chair:

John Czarnecki (Athletic Director)



Physical Education/NYS Coaching Certification Courses



The physical education program at Hartwick is designed to develop skills in a variety of physical activities that contribute to the joy of living, to wholesome use of leisure time, and to the development of health and fitness. The program provides each student with an opportunity to develop sufficient physical, mental, social and motor skills to be used in a lifetime of movement related activities.

The physical education program is housed primarily in the Frederick M. Binder Physical Education Center. The Center houses instructional, recreational, and physical education facilities including Elting Fitness Center; Moyer Pool, an eight-lane, 25-yard swimming pool and diving complex; handball, racquetball, and squash courts; two gymnasiums; and dance studio. Several off-campus facilities are also utilized for physical education courses.