Adapted Physical Education Teaching Graduate Program Emphasis

Masters Emphasis Overview

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The Master of Science in Physical Education Teaching - Adapted Physical Education Teaching Emphasis combines a sound theoretical base with in-depth practicum-internship experiences.  The well-established, nationally-recognized program offers courses covering the full spectrum of disabilities, assessment, teaching methods, program-curriculum development, and staff supervision.  School-based and community clinicals provide students with teaching experiences in a variety of PK-12 settings.  Students are prepared to serve as adapted physical education resource or itinerant specialists and program coordinators.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Assess motor development and health-related fitness levels of persons with disabilities
  • Design appropriate physical education curricula for students with disabilities
  • Develop individual education programs (IEP)
  • Consult and collaborate with other special education and related service professionals
  • Supervise staff members and paraprofessionals and work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Provide administrative leadership for an adapted physical education program
  • Pursue advanced education, including doctoral study

Graduates are employed in:

  • Public and private PK-12 schools, including early childhood special education
  • Community service and recreation programs
  • Rehabilitation and transition program settings
  • Higher education
  • Sport programs for individuals with disabilities

Masters Program Coursework and Course Descriptions

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