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Online, Graduate-Level Adapted Physical Education Certification

Designed for working professionals, our online program meets certification requirements in all 50 states. The program has been recognized by the Adapted Physical Activity Council as one of the Outstanding Programs in the United States and is accredited by the Higher Learning commission (HLC)/North Central Association (NCA) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Admission Requirements

  • Valid teaching license in Physical Education

  • Completion of undergraduate courses in:

  1. Adapted Physical Education

  2. Introduction to Special Education

  3. Lifespan Motor Development or Motor Learning

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For more information call (920) 424-1231 or contact Christie Tipps at tipps@uwosh.edu

Required Courses - 18 credits

Course  #

Course Name

Credits

Semester

PE 574

Assessment and Prescription Techniques in Adapted Physical Education

2

Fall

PE 576

Sports for Individuals with Disabilities*

2

Spring

PE 580

Adapted Aquatics*

2

Fall

PE 622

Physical Education for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

3

Fall

PE 624

Physical Education for Individuals with Chronic and Permanent Physical Disabilities

3

Spring

SpEd 581

Behavior Change and Management

3

Fall

PE 682

Practicum in Adapted Physical Education

3

Fall or Spring

Completed at an arranged school or work site involving individuals with special needs. All assignments and documentation are submitted online.

* Specific opportunities must be available in order to complete this course online. If local resources are not available, course completion will require one week on campus during the summer.

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