APE Authorization Summer Program

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Do you already have a P.E. credential or an Education Specialist credential?

Would you like to also earn an APE authorization, but you work during the school year?

This is the program for you! 
Earn your APE Authorization in our summer program.

Grant Funding Available for APE Students

The CSU, Chico Adapted Physical Education Program is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for the summer program to enable California teachers to become certified to teach Adapted Physical Education.  Students pursuing the APE Authorization, or the fifteen units of APE Master’s courses required to teach at the community college level, may apply for this program.  Visit APE TRACK Grant to read complete details and requirements.

Meet Our APE Summer Program Instructors

How Does the APE Summer Program Work?

Courses are taught during the summer on the CSU, Chico campus.  Students come to campus, either stay in on-campus housing or make other arrangements, and take courses with other teachers for the summer.  The program provides great networking opportunities - you'll spend the summer taking courses with other teachers from across the state!  Students typically complete the program in 2 -3 consecutive summers, depending on enrollment. 

2013 group photo

Our summer class of 2013

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Summer class 2012

Our summer class of 2012

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Summer class 2011

Our summer class of 2011


Applicants must hold either a current credential that authorizes the teaching of physical education, such as such as a Single Subject credential in Physical Education or a Multiple Subjects credential, or a current Preliminary Education Specialist credential.

Required Courses

KINE 315 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity (3 units)

KINE 513 - Programming for Individuals with Physical, Neurological, and Sensory Disabilities (3 units)

KINE 514 - Programming for Individuals with Mental, Emotional, and Learning Disabilities (3 units)

KINE 515 - Collaboration in Adapted Physical Education (3 units)

KINE 516 - Motor assessment for individuals with disabilities (3 units)

KINE 520 - Interdisciplinary Autism Clinic (3 units)

KINE 617 - Field experience (3 units)

Visit Kinesiology Course Offerings for course descriptions.

Optional Course

KINE 351 - Aquatics for the Adapted Instructor (2 units)

Course Schedule

View the Summer 2014 APE Course Schedule.

Dates and Times will be available by March of each year. 
Courses may not be offered if minimum enrollment is not met.

 Summer 2014 and even years                           Summer 2015 and odd years

KINE 513                                                          KINE 351

KINE 516                                                          KINE 514

KINE 520                                                          KINE 515

*KINE 315 will be offered as needed depending on students’ experience.

**KINE 617 is a final capstone course of field experience, teaching adapted physical education during a regular semester while you are home.  Scheduling of the field experience will be coordinated with your advisor.

How to Apply

To apply for the APE TRACK Grant summer program, complete and submit the Application for APE TRACK Grant for Summer 2014 as soon as possible. The priority application deadline is April 15, 2014.  Applications will continue to be accepted after this date, to fill remaining openings in the grant program.

Use the included Checklist for the application to be sure you've included all required documentation.

  • Application for APE TRACK Grant for Summer 2014
  • A typed letter of application (2 pages maximum) which addresses your career goals, including your experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • One official transcript of all college work
  • Information for three references (Name, Job Title, Phone, Email)
  • Two letters of recommendation, from two of the three references above

Want to earn the APE Authorization over summer but don't want grant funding?

To apply for the APE Summer Program 2014 only, not including the grant program, complete and submit the Application for APE Summer Program 2014 - No Grant Funding.

Mail your complete application materials to:

Rebecca Lytle, Ph.D.
APE Program
Kinesiology Department
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0330

Register for Courses

The Center for Regional and Continuing Education administers the Summer Session courses.  You will register and pay for your courses directly with this office, either by phone or in person. Registration is now open.

To register, call the Center for Regional and Continuing Education at 530-898-6105 and pay by phone.  

  • You will pay the course fee via phone using your own credit card. 
  • Grant funds will be disbursed to you approximately two to three weeks after courses begin, in the form of a reimbursement check mailed to your home address. 
  • You have all the way until the start of class to register for a course.  Our courses are not advertised to the public and are reserved for APE students, so you don’t have to worry about the course filling.  
  • You can read more about the policies and procedures of paying for a summer course at Center for Regional and Continuing Education.  

Arrange for Housing

If you would like to stay on campus while you are here taking courses, summer housing is available in one of the traditional residence halls.  All arrangements for on-campus housing are made directly between you and the University Housing and Food Service office. 

The price for Summer 2014 is as follows:

Double with linens: : $25.50

This is per person, per night at Whitney Hall (due to renovations underway in University Village).  You must pay at or before the time of check-in for your entire stay. If for some reason you do not stay the entire time, you will receive a refund of the remaining amount.

To request a summer session agreement for housing, send a request by email to UHFSConf@csuchico.edu, or call 530-898-6325.  Be sure to refer to yourself as a Summer Session student.

Another affordable housing option is Craig Hall, a privately owned dormitory near campus. Contact (530) 893-7008 for information.

Summer Costs

Determine your costs for course fees and books.