The Adapted Physical Education (APE) Program in the Department of Special Education and the Speech-Language Pathology Program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) have recently been awarded a five-year, $1 million U.S. Department of Education grant (CFDA 84.325K: Focus Area B) to prepare graduate-level adapted physical educators and speech-language pathologists. The grant, Project ISAACC (Interdisciplinary Scholarship for Advancing APE and CSD Collaboration), is directed by Drs. Wesley J. Wilson and Robert J. Kraemer. Project ISAACC will enable highly qualified candidates, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, to receive funding and tuition waivers for a collaborative program of study in which they will learn beside and from members in the other program en route to their master's degrees. Such collaboration during their preparation at the University of Utah will be essential for Project ISAACC graduates as they transition into their careers serving students with disabilities as valuable contributors of the educational team.
Dr. Wesley Wilson awarded grant for APE