Our curriculum devotes 15 hours to coursework in adapted physical education. These
include courses aimed at Program Planning and Curriculum Development, Understanding
the Nature of Disability and its relationship to physical activity, Leadership Opportunities,
and most notable, an array of hands-on Practicum experiences. Additional elective
options are available through advisement based on student needs and interests.
Adapted Physical Education MSEd with Certification
Available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in physical education
and are eligible to apply for NYS initial certification in physical education. Students
must complete their initial certification by the time they have completed 12 credit-hours
Adapted Physical Education MSEd
Available to international students and those not seeking NYS certification, who have
an undergraduate degree in physical education.
Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Our curriculum consists of 9 to 12 hours developing skills in reading and writing
about applicable research in the field. Students have an option to write a synthesis
for 3 credits or a thesis for 6 credits.
Graduates who have specialized training in adapted physical education 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
Graduates of our program have attained National Certification in APE through the National
Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.