The Wellness Passport program allows students to earn credit toward the physical education requirement by attending a variety of qualifying health and wellness-related classes, workshops, and events.

Program Overview

Students will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of classes, workshops and events that encompass the eight dimensions of wellness. To earn a physical education credit, students must:

  • Accumulate 10-hours of participation over the course of one semester
  • Attend any combination of qualifying classes, workshops and trainings. Only those events on the Wellness Passport calendar qualify.
  • Promptly and properly document their attendance at these events. If attendance is not properly documented, the student may not receive credit/hours toward a PHED credit.

Documenting Participation

Approved classes will feature Google Doc logins where students must record their attendance. If you are unsure how to document your attendance, ask the class instructor for assistance.

Any questions or issues should be directed to curecreation@colgate.edu.

Students snowshoe on Colgate campus trails
Participating in a series of programs like Backyard Adventures, which includes a variety of activities like snowshoeing the campus trails, can earn credit toward graduation.

Qualifying Classes, Workshops, and Trainings

Generally, events from the following series qualify for Wellness Passport Hours. See the passport calendar below for specific qualifying event times and locations.

  • Wellness workshops and seminars
  • IGD brown bag lunch series
  • Community wellness training
  • Colgate sustainability programs
  • ’Gate Fitness programs
  • Backyard Adventures by Outdoor Education

Wellness Passport Event Calendar