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PE Courses

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Now is the time to get outdoors. Let's do it together!

Fall 2021 PE Courses

Cornell Outdoor Education (COE) is part of the Physical Education Department and offers both credit and non-credit courses in a variety of outdoor related activities. Courses include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, caving, teambuilding, wilderness first aid, and Fall/Spring break trips. 

  • All COE courses are normally open to the public. Currently, only Cornell students may enroll due to Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Most courses don't require any previous experience.
  • Courses may be added any time before the course starts, with no late enrollment fee.
  • COE maintains its own drop deadlines (listed in the course pages on this site), enrollment and other policies.
  • Please review our FA2021 PE COVID policies for more information concerning the way PE classes will be affected by COVID requirements. 
  • Questions about COE courses should be referred to COE at or 607-255-6183.

To sign up find us on student center during the enrollment period or call our registrar at 607-255-6183 or email For Fall 2021 COE courses drop deadline is either 8/30 or 9/3 depending on course course start date. Add a course anytime!