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Adapted Physical Education (APE) 
Graduate Degree & Program Information


Kaitlyn Lindsey

Kaitlin Lindsey
Academic Advising Coordinator    

Wesley Wilson

Wesley Wilson
Assistant Professor
  Program Coordinator


Graduates of the Adapted Physical Education (APE) program lead specially designed physical education for students who experience a wide range of disabilities and educational needs in grades K–12 and adults up to age 22. This program prepares teachers to serve and advocate for students who need individualized instruction to develop the skills required for lifetime physical activity. Upon program completion, graduates will have learned to design and implement effective individualized education programs, effectively manage student behavior, and utilize assessment data to drive future educational decisions. The APE program strives to meaningfully connect coursework with experiential learning out in local schools and within the service-learning program, U-FIT.

To become nationally Certified Adapted Physical Education teachers (CAPEs), students must sit for and pass the APENS exam. The Adapted Physical Education National Standards APENS is sponsored by The National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities NCPEID.


APR MED Requirements
APE MS requirements
Graduate Admissions
SPED Student handbook
Last Updated: 3/15/22