2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
  
    Sep 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization


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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.

Program Admission

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
707-826-4536

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) 
Program Coordinator
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.

Adapted Physical Education Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop physical education programs for individuals with disabilities
  2. Use assessment tools to help design physical education programs.
  3. Develop consultation and collaboration skills to serve on interdisciplinary teams.
  4. Use evidence-based practices in teaching physical education/activity to children and youth with a variety of disabling conditions.

Programs Leading to Licensure & Credentialing


Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from the Office of Academic Affairs, Siemens Hall 216, 707-826-3722.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Program Leader


Chris Hopper, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
Kinesiology & Athletics 305
707-826-4536

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