Going further, doing more

Selected recent theses and projects:

Adapted Physical Education


Baldwin, Cadi (2016). Coaches' Perceived Benefits of School-Sponsored Adapted Sport for Students with Disabilities.

Birr, Cindy (2003). Analysis of the effect of physical activity on the short term reduction of self-stimulating behaviors.

Burrows, Margaret (2010). Physical activity and stress levels among parents of children with autism.                                                                                                                                                             


Dole, Blake (2014). Effect of participation in a physical activity mentoring program on attitudes towards individuals with disabilities.


Ebeling, Casey (2012). A comparison of physical education curriculum content priorities of adapted physical educators, medical personnel, and parents of children with down syndrome.

Eilers, Barbara (2003). Prevalence of intramural and recreational sport opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities at the university level.

Evans, Joe (2014). Physical activity Level comparisons of individuals with autism spectrum disorder while playing active video games.


Faulds, Nick (2018). Perceptions of Universally-Designed Adventure Education Programming.

Feldman, Holly (2014). Examination of state requirements and parental perceptions regarding physical education for homeschooled students with disabilities.

Fraietta, Laura (2018). Standardized Assessment Tools Commonly Used in Adapted Physical Education.


Green, Brandon (2015). Preparing and Utilizing Paraeducators in Physical Education for Students with Disabilities.

Griggs, Maggie (2018). Developing and Implementing a University-Based Physical Activity Mentoring Program for Individuals with Disabilities.

Groff, Stephanie (2011). Effects of adapted physical education teacher preparation experiences on inclusion self efficacy.                                                                            


Hamilton, Cynthia (2004). An analysis of alternative assessment options in adapted physical education.

Harned, Ian (2018). Implementing the Exercise Buddy App with Middle and High School Students with ASD in Physical Education.

Head, Alex (2018). Personalized System of Instruction for a 6th Grade Basketball Unit.

Helser, Will (2014). Physical education teachers’ sport recommendations for high school students with autism spectrum disorder.

Holland, Steve (2015). Parent Goals for School-Sponsored Adapted Sport Participation for Students with Disabilities.

Hunter, Mackenzie (2015). Factors that contribute to Successful Inclusion in General Physical Education.


Iozzi, Maddie (2018). Developing and Implementing a School-Sponsored Adapted Sport League for High School Students with Disabilities.



Jaafar, Ali (2012). Effects of physical activity versus cognitive-based interventions on attitudes towards individuals with disabilities.

Johnson, Marquell (2004). Effects of resistance training on adults with Down syndrome.


Kennedy, Tom (2015). Implementing School-Sponsored Extracurricular Adapted Sport Programs for High School Students with Disabilities. 

Kleinhans, Korey (2017). Perceptions of Parents of High School-Aged Students with Down Syndrome Regarding School-Sponsored Extracurricular Sport Programs.

Kowalski, Ron (2014). Physical education curriculum content recommendations for high school at-risk students.


Laszewski, Bridget (2015). Designing and Implementing a Universal Adventure Education Unit in High School Physical Education.

Levine, Alexandra (2015). Instructional Strategies for Teaching Object Control Skills to Young Children with Down Syndrome.

Livelsberger, Allison (2012). Effective aquatics programming for individuals with visual impairments.


Mani, Mark (2002). Effects of Special Olympic participation on community integration among school-aged participants with mild to moderate cognitive disability.


O'Reilly, Mary (2017). Perceptions of Parents of Students with Down Syndrome Regarding Physical Education Programs. 


Rivera, Jennifer (2003). Adherence to a physical fitness program by individuals with physical disabilities.         

Robison, Tanner (2016). Applying the Transtheoretical Model for Understanding General Physical Educators Lesson Planning Behavior for Inclusive Physical Education.                                                                                                                       

Rodriguez, Gisel (2006). Teaching methods and strategies for teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders in physical education.

Romero, Colleen (2006). Effective strategies used by adapted physical education specialists for transition planning in adapted physical education.

Rosenfeld, Scott (2011). Perceived professional development needs of general and adapted physical education teachers.

Ross, Cassandra (2012-13). Interscholastic sport opportunities for high school students with disabilities in Wisconsin.                                                                            


Sciarrino, Stephanie (2012-13). Effects of visual supports on the gross motor performance of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Schmid, Joe (2017). Physical Education Program Perceptions of Parents of Students with Visual Impairments.

Swenson, Tim (2007). Examining physical exercise and sensory integration therapy approaches to reduce stereotypical behaviors in individuals with autism to increase learning time.                                             

Shull, Tanya (2010). Effects of participation in a physical activity mentoring program on the attitudes of college students towards individuals with disabilities.

Shutt, Matt (2010). A comparison of physical education content priorities of teachers and parents of children with Down syndrome.

Siebert, Erin (2012). A comparison of physical education content priorities of teachers and health professionals for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Smith, Rachel (2012), Effects of Adapted Physical Education Teacher Preparation Experiences on Inclusion Self-Efficacy: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study.


Tampellini, Stephanie (2013). Review and development of adapted physical education resources on Office of Special Education Programs Parent Center websites for parents of children with disabilities.

Thompson, Katie (2015). Using Visual Supports for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Physical Education.

Thomfohrda, Brittany (2018). Instructional Strategies for Teaching Aquatic Skills to Preschool and Elementary-Aged Students with Down Syndrome.

Triezenberg, Thomas (2014). Self-efficacy towards inclusion among physical education teachers with and without an undergraduate adapted physical education teaching minor. 


Urbina, Lydia (2016). Instructional Strategies to Implement an Adventure-Based Physical Education Program for Adolescents with Disabilities.


Valley, Megan (2013). The Object Control Skills of Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Wara, Heidi (2010). Incorporating peer tutoring programs into physical education for students with disabilities. 

Wetzel, Shelley (2007). A national survey of adapted physical education teacher certification.

White, Katherine (2013). Interstate and inter-district variation of eligibility criteria for services for specially designed or adapted physical education services for students with disabilities.

White, Quinton (2017). Parent Perceptions of Extracurricular Sport Programs for High School Students with Disabilities.

Will, Ellyn (2014). Physical education curriculum recommendations for high school at-risk students.

Williams, Nick (2012). Perspectives on adapted physical education transition programs of teachers and parents of students with disabilities.

Worst, David (2016). Physical Education Service Delivery for Students with Disabilities. 


Zimmerman, Ashley (2012). Factors considered by high school principals when hiring physical education teachers for students with disabilities.

Zimmerman, Dana (2012). Development of a teacher’s manual for adaptations for students with physical disabilities on challenge courses and climbing walls.

Zimmerman, Hannah (2018). Utilizing Adventure Education to Teach Social Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.