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SUNY Cortland    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Physical Education: Concentration in Adapted Physical Education [PEM_ADPE]


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The adapted physical education concentration in the Physical Education Department  is designed to provide an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge working with children and adults with disabilities in physical activity settings. 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.

Career Potential

  • 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 [PEM]  major. Additional courses required for the adapted concentration are listed below.

A. Required Theory and Leadership: 4 credit hours


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