This minor allows Physical Education majors to obtain an additional teacher certification in Adapted Physical Education. Courses and field placements provide the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach children with disabilities.

This program was recently revised to meet the Adapted Physical Education national standards in addition to DPI requirements. Syllabi were changed, field placement experiences in classes were developed, and assessment outcomes were revised to reflect and demonstrate a focus on training students in Adapted Physical Education. KINES 360 Lifespan Motor Development was added to the curriculum, providing students with knowledge, skills, and research related to motor development from birth through late adulthood.   

In addition to teacher certification in Adapted Physical Education, this minor now provides all the information necessary to sit for the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) Examination for national Certification in Adapted Physical Education (CAPE). Students are encouraged to take this examination, but it is not required.

The Adapted Physical Education minor is only available to students majoring in Physical Education. 

How to Get In

This minor may only be declared by students completing Physical Education, BSE. The declaration form is located on the School of Education's Undergraduate Admissions page and can be submitted at any time after admission into the program.


KINES 316 Adapted Physical Activity3
KINES 360 Lifespan Motor Development3
KINES 362 Adapted Physical Education Community Engagement1
KINES 363 Management Strategies in Adapted Physical Education2
KINES 364 Assessment and Programming in Adapted Physical Education3
KINES 365 Practicum: Adapted Physical Education2
Total Credits14