UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Adapted Physical Education

The Adapted Physical Education minor prepares educators to create movement and activity programs for people with disabilities. Students learn to modify, adapt, direct and test rudimentary movement processes. The program trains physical education teachers to provide adapted physical education for school children with disabilities in the least restrictive, most appropriate and most inclusive environments.

The Adapted Physical Education Minor Advantage:

  • Our students learn first-hand by teaching students with disabilities.
  • We teach fundamental motor skills and patterns, physical and motor fitness, aquatic skills, disability sports and group games.
  • Our students spend numerous hours in public schools and on-campus programs working with disabled children.
  • The Adapted Physical Education minor makes Health and Physical Education majors more marketable to Pre-K and K-12 schools.
  • Graduates with an Adapted Physical Education minor are eligible for Wisconsin Adapted Physical Education Teaching Licensure (WI #860 Early Childhood-Adolescence).

Clinical Experiences depend upon the student's skills, present competencies and their goals. Some may include:

  • Observing special education and adapted physical education classes.
  • Assisting in adapted physical education classes and in aquatic activities.
  • Working with experienced teachers in schools and clinical settings.
  • Planning, assessing and evaluating individualized programs for students aged 3-21 who are disabled, in segregated and mainstreamed classes.
  • Working with the parents of students with disabilities.
  • Attending on IEP Meetings.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of teaching strategies through recorded lessons.

 

Adapted Physical Education Minor

23 Total Credits

P ED 243 Motor Learning and Development 3cr.
P ED 300 Adapted Physical Education 3 cr.
P ED 305 Developmental Adapted Physical Education 3 cr.
P ED 344 Teaching Adapted Aquatics 2 cr.
P ED 370 Adapted Physical Education Practicum 3 cr.
P ED 420 Disability and Physical Activity Implications
P ED 421 Teaching Sport to Individuals with Disabilities
SPED 330 The Exceptional Child 3 cr.

Note:

This certification is an add-on minor for the Health and Physical Education major as part of the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate programs. It is not a stand-alone minor.

For more information:

Contact James Gostomski, director of physical education.

 

Adapted Aquatics Pool Deck

Adapted Aquatics in Pool 

DAPE Conference 2011 Girls 

Weight Room