UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
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.
Clinical Experiences depend upon the student's skills, present competencies and their goals. Some may include:
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.
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. Health and Physical Education Undergraduate Majors must complete PED 370 Adapted Physical Education Practicum PRIOR to student teaching. The majority of classes are offered in the daytime during the school year (Not summer) and the Adapted Physical Education Minor does not offer online classes. Classes must be taken on campus.
Contact Mr.Dana Zimmerman, Coordinator of Adapted Physical Education.