What You’ll Learn
You will learn how to plan programs, modify activities, and provide appropriate physical education and activity instruction to individuals with disabilities.
This 15-credit graduate certificate in adapted physical education (APE) enables students to pursue and attain a certificate without necessarily pursuing a graduate degree.
With approval, coursework in the certificate may later be applied to partially meet requirements for an MSEd in Physical Education and its concentration in adapted physical education.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Our graduates work in a variety of settings including school-based, community-based as well as special schools. They provide direct instruction, consulting services as well as serve in administrative capacities.
Graduates who have specialized training in APE 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.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Learning While Teaching
Students will have an opportunity to engage in various on and off campus practicum opportunities. These include Powerlifting with Special Olympians, working with blind and visually impaired student at Camp Abilities, Swim and Gym, Rochester Rookies, and Adapted Gymnastics.
Each program, along with various off campus settings, provides hands on opportunities to gain critical skills needed to successfully work with children and adults with disabilities.
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