Our curriculum devotes 15 hours to coursework in adapted physical education. These include courses aimed at Program Planning and Curriculum Development, Understanding the Nature of Disability and its relationship to physical activity, Leadership Opportunities, and most notable, an array of hands-on Practicum experiences. Additional elective options are available through advisement based on student needs and interests.
Adapted Physical Education MSEd with Certification
Available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education and are eligible to apply for NYS initial certification in physical education. Students must complete their initial certification by the time they have completed 12 credit-hours of coursework.
Adapted Physical Education MSEd
Available to international students who have an undergraduate degree in physical education.
Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Our curriculum consists of 9 to 12 hours developing skills in reading and writing about applicable research in the field. Students have an option to write a synthesis for 3 credits or a thesis for 6 credits.
Graduates who have specialized training in adapted physical education are highly sought after. Students with disabilities are often included in physical education and the knowledge and experience gained in this program aids teachers in accommodating all students.
Graduates of our program have attained National Certification in APE through the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.