This academic program is designed for university students who would like to work with individuals with disabilities in a physical activity or recreational setting (not in the public schools). Students in this program may work in community recreational programs, health clubs, regional centers or other non-public school based programs working with individuals with disabilities.
This Authorization is designed for students who are interested in teaching physical education to students with disabilities in both special education and inclusive environments within the public schools. CSU, Chico is recognized by the State of California to grant this Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA).
There are two primary courses of APE study for the Masters Program in Physical Education. The Adapted Physical Education and Pedagogy course of study is designed for individuals who want to learn about teaching, learning, and curriculum as it relates to individuals with disabilities in the public schools. The Adapted Physical Education and Exercise Physiology course of study is designed for individuals whose interest is in working primarily with adults with disabilities, such as in community college settings or community based adult exercise programs.