Developmental Motor Laboratory

East Carolina University has been preparing adapted physical education specialists to meet the activity needs of children and adults with disabilities since 1978. Over recent years the United States Department of Education has provided over seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars of support for program students.

The Developmental Motor Laboratory serves as the home of the Adapted Physical Education Program (APE) practicum. Since the APE program's inception the on-campus practicum has remained a key element. The practicum pairs ECU students with local special needs children that attend a weekly individualized adapted physical activity program.

Additional Developmental Motor Lab activities include dance pedagogy as well as motor development classes and research involving individuals with disabilities.

Featured Program: Danceability

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The Ph.D. program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science has been ranked as a Top 10 program in the country by an independent company (Academic Analytics) and by the National Academy of Kinesiology that benchmark academic and research excellence.