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Overview of Adapted Physical Education

The concentration in adapted physical education prepares the student for a position in the field, provides a background for graduate study and offers elective opportunities for physical education majors. The concentration in adapted physical education prepares the student to work with all children in any setting.

The concentration is completed in conjunction with the physical education teacher education major and requires 12 credits of adapted physical education classes. Five of the 12 credits can be applied to the physical education major elective pool. PEP 485 can be waived if at least 50 percent of the 10-credit student teaching requirement for teacher certification involves pupils with unique physical education needs.


The adapted physical education concentration is open to any major in physical education and who has successfully registered for PEP 441.

  1. Requirements for the Concentration:
    • Student must be pursuing the academic major in physical education and teacher certification program in physical education
  2. Course Prerequisites/Corequisites:
    • PSY 101 Principles of Psychology or Equivalent, 3
    • PEP 445 Adapted Physical Education, 3
  3. Adapted Physical Education Required Courses:
    • PEP 481 Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education, 3
    • PEP 482 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport, 3
    • PEP 485 Adapted Physical Education Practicum, 3
      or 50 percent of student teaching with children with disabilities
    • PEP 489 Teaching Children with Severe Disabilities
      or PEP 486 Teaching Children with Sensory Impairment

For more information about the concentration contact Dr. Lauren Lieberman by email or phone: (585) 395-5361

Brockport's Own Paralympian

Brockport grad Chris Ahrens is part of the US Men's Paralympic Soccer team than will be competing in London in September. Below is an interview he did with PBS about the process of making the team and the games.

Watch Chris Ahrens: "We had to win!" on PBS. See more from Medal Quest.


Last Updated 11/20/18

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