Disability Support Services

Division of Student Services

Physical Education Accommodations

Getting started

A physical education requirement is integrated into the Reed curriculum. To request disability-related PE accommodations, please refer to our Accommodations Process. Through an individualized and interactive process, we will explore: the functional impact of your disability, any specific accessibility needs, PE course options, and possible accommodations to assist you in meeting the PE requirement.

Notification and implementation

If determined eligible for PE accommodations, DSS will email a letter that lists your approved accommodations to the course instructor(s) and/or the Director of Athletics, Fitness, and Outdoor Programs. For in-class accommodations, students are encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss course expectations and the implementation of approved accommodations. 

Planning ahead

Due to the short duration of PE courses (one quarter), we encourage students requesting PE accommodations to meet with DSS well in advance of the start of the course in order to allow sufficient time for the accommodations process. Students with disabilities are also welcome to meet with DSS staff early in their tenure at Reed to develop a plan for meeting the PE requirement prior to graduation. 

Contact Disability Support Services

disability-services
@reed.edu

Phone: 503/517-7921
Fax: 503/517-5532
Office: Dorothy Johansen House

Theresa Lowrie
Director
Dorothy Johansen House
503/517-7921

Jess Gibson
Assistant Director
Dorothy Johansen House
503/517-7689