Adapted Physical Education

Both the MS and MAEd Programs employ a 36 - semester hour competency-based approach combining theoretical constructs and practical application of physical activity instruction for children and adults with disabilities. Numerous practical opportunities provide substantial experience with a variety of disabling conditions including: attention deficit disorder, autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, orthopedic/sensory impairments, and specific learning disabilities. Program graduates are prepared to develop and implement individualized education programs, assess motor skills of individuals with disabilities, consult with regular physical educators, and develop adapted sport programs Graduates are employed in institutions, school districts, sports organizations, special education centers as well as colleges and universities.

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The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.


National Academy of Kinesiology Top Ten

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.