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:

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.
  • Accumulate 10-hours of participation over the course of one semester.
  • Attend any combination of qualifying classes, workshops and trainings. Only those events below on the Wellness Passport Events calendar (below) or listed on the self-paced, on-demand options 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

Students must record their attendance with instructors at approved programs from their smart phone. Students will scan the QR code located in the classroom to earn credit for attending and participating in the class.

Any questions or issues should be directed to

    Qualifying Classes, Workshops, and Trainings

    Remote Synchronous (Live) Options

    The passport calendar on this page lists options for synchronous (live) events. This calendar is continually updated. Please contact the sponsoring department (i.e. Shaw Wellness, LGBTQ initiatives, Gate Fitness, etc.) with class specific questions.

    *The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

    • Emotional — Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
    • Environmental — Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
    • Financial — Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
    • Intellectual — Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
    • Occupational — Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
    • Physical — Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
    • Social — Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
    • Spiritual — Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life