The adapted physical education concentrationin the Physical Education Department is designed to provide an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge working with children and adults with disabilities. This program prepares students in both leadership and practical skills needed to provide optimal physical education to all students.
Practical experiences include but are not limited to sports and games,inclusive outdoor education, dance, aquatics and fitness programs designed specifically for the inclusion of persons with disabilities into existing lifetime fitness, recreation and leisure activity.
K-12 public school adapted physical education teacher
Adapted physical education specialists for hospitals, children’s centers and community-based programs
Program director for disability sport and swim-based recreation programs
District coordinator for adapted physical education services
Physical Education Major with a concentration in Adapted Physical Education
Students must fulfill all the requirements for the Physical Education major. Additional courses required for the Adapted concentration are listed below.
A. Required Theory and Leadership: four credit hours