Columbia | Physical Education & Recreation

at The Dodge Fitness Center

Specialized Classes

Class Schedule


Spring 2017

Specialized Classes

Tuesday, January 17th – Friday, May 5th
 (unless otherwise noted)
These classes are NOT part of the Fitness Pass nor the Free Trial Days.  You must be registered to attend.
Lap Swim                                    MTWT 9:00 – 9:55am          Uris Pool             $205          Latanya W
Lap Swim                                     TTF 11 – 11:55am                 Uris Pool              $154          Latanya W
Adult Learn to Swim                   MW 11 – 11:55am                Uris Pool              $175          Gustavo L
 (Course dates Mon, Mar. 27 – Wed, Apr. 26)


Squash                                   Mon 7:00 – 8:00pm               Squash Ct           $77            Colette S
Squash                                   Wed 7:00 – 8:00pm               Squash Ct           $77            Colette S
Suspension Yoga                Tu  6:00 - 6:45pm           *Functional Fitness Rm        $100          Jessica H

 (Course dates Tu, Jan. 17 - Tu, Feb. 21)

Fencing                                      Wed  4:30 - 6:00pm              Fencing Rm        $117          TBD
Kayaking – Beg.                   Th 9:00 – 11:30pm                Uris Pool              $200           Andrew L
Scuba                                          W 6:30 – 10:30pm                Uris Pool             $250          Peter M
 (Course dates Wed, Mar. 22 - Wed, Apr. 26)
Scuba                                        Th 7:30 – 11:30pm                  Uris Pool             $250          Peter M
 (Course dates Th, Mar. 23 - Th, Apr. 27)
*The Functional Fitness room is located on the 3rd floor in the Squash Court corridor. 
No Classes: Spring Break March 11-19.

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ONLINE registration begins January 5th. You may also register by calling 212-854-3439, or visiting Physical Education 336, Dodge Fitness Center, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Refund deadline is Monday, Jan. 30thRefund fee is $10.

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Class Descriptions
Lap Swim: Swim for fitness.  Grouped in lanes based on swimming technique.  Must be able to swim several laps continuously.  An aquatics staff member will be available for training techniques or stroke analysis.
Adult Learn to Swim: Five week course to learn the basics for aquatic safety and fun. Perfect for any adult with no swimming experience.  An introduction to proper breathing and swimming techniques, floating and life safety skills.  Bathing suit and towel are required.
Racquet Sports
Squash: Learn rules, basic strokes, strategy and safety. Participants are paired by skill level. This course is designed for beginner and intermediate players. Equipment (racquet, balls, eyewear) not provided.
Special Interest
Suspension Yoga: A 45-min yoga based workout using suspension trainers to progress, modify, enhance, and break down yoga poses and flows. This class focuses on using the functional equipment to improve flexibility, strength, and overall practice of yoga. This class is open to any fitness level. 
Fencing: A class for the Epee to learn the stance, movement, methods of attack and defense. The tactics of combat are practiced and applied. Equipment provided.

Fitness Instructor Training: A movement course designed for the advanced student to learn to become a group fitness instructor.

** This course is not offered every semester.   More information:

Kayaking (Beginner): Students will learn the basics of whitewater kayaking and river safety in pool and classroom sessions. Equipment provided, but students must know how to swim.
Scuba: Short course including classroom and pool training. Optional dive experiences offered for those seeking certification. Participants must be able to swim 200 yards and float for 10 minutes to register.

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Program Policies
  • Dodge Fitness Center membership is required for all course registration.  To confirm your membership status, please contact the Membership Office 212-854-2546.
  • Payment must be provided at the time of registration.
  • Classes are NOT PRO-RATED or sold individually, unless otherwise noted. We do not allow make-ups for missed classes.
  • Registration will continue throughout the semester, space permitting.
  • Payment is by credit card, exact cash or check payable to Columbia University. 
  • DFC members may register another DFC member for courses by presenting the other member's valid membership I.D.
  • Members may only attend a class if they have officially registered and paid for the entire session, with the exception of during free trial periods. Attendance may be taken at the start of each class.
  • Participants must bring their CU or DFC ID card to class in order to gain entrance to classes.
  • "Trying" a class for free or watching a class from inside the room is not permitted. If you'd like to try a class, you must first purchase the class, unless otherwise noted. 
  • You may not be admitted if the room has already reached capacity
Late Policy:
  • All classes have a 10 minute late policy.
Refund/Transfer Policy: 
  • Refund deadline is Monday, Jan. 30th. Refunds will NOT be issued after the refund deadline. No refunds on half price initiatives.
  • You may not receive a group fitness refund due to cancellation of gym membership or graduation if the refund deadline has passed. 
  • There is a $10 fee for all refunds and drops.
Class Requirements:
  • Please come dressed appropriately. Most classes require athletic shoes or specialized clothing (i.e. swimsuit).
  • The instructor reserves the right to turn you away from class if you are not properly dressed to participate.
  • If you have questions about the proper attire, please contact the PHED office.
Policies and schedules are subject to change without notice.

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Contact Us
Columbia University, Morningside Campus
3030 Broadway Dodge Fitness Center
Physical Education Room 336
New York, NY 10027
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:(212) 854-3439
Fax: (212) 854-7397 

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