The Adapted Physical Education program uses research-based practices to prepare teachers to design and implement physical education programs that promote healthy and active lifestyles for children and youth with disabilities.
This program includes coursework and extensive fieldwork (180 hours) to prepare candidates to teach physical education to individuals with disabilities in public schools and community settings. Candidates develop teaching competencies in motor development, aquatics, game and sports skills, and physical activity/fitness.
Candidates can complete the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) as a credential program candidate or as part of the master’s degree in Kinesiology. The APEAA is not a stand-alone teaching authorization and must be attached to a teaching credential. Candidates can add the APEAA to a basic teaching credential; a multiple subject, single subject, or education specialist credential.
Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
Kinesiology & Athletics 305
Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA)
Chris Hopper, Ph.D.
Requirements of the Program
All students receiving the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization must:
- successfully complete the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
- complete a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved subject matter program in Physical Education Teaching or pass the CSET Physical Education exam authorizing the teaching of physical education.
- successfully complete a basic credential program and receive a teaching credential from CCTC
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or better in the following required courses.