Physical Education is a graduation requirement for Columbia College and Engineering students at Columbia University.
Requirement Waiver Due to Medical Condition
Students who request to have their swim test or physical education activities limited or waived because of a medical condition should contact Jeff Ryder, Director of Physical Education and Recreation.
In some situations, students may require an evaluation by a clinician at health Services at Columbia in order to receive a waiver. In consultation with the Director of Physical Education, students may be instructed to contact Dr. Melanie Bernitz, Associate Vice President and Medical Director, Columbia Health , who facilitates these evaluations.
- The deadline to seek a medical waiver is Friday, March 8, 2019.
Perks of Completing the Requirement Early
Students who have completed their Physical Education requirements prior to their final semester will receive a Columbia PE shirt celebrating the requirement completion!
To receive the shirts, please come by the PHED office between 9am and 5pm and show a copy of your DARS indicating completion of the PHED requirement.