Adapted Physical Education Academic Options
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.
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).
Assistantships are available for undergraduates and graduates who specialize in adapted physical activity. These positions provide exemplary work experience for students who plan to work with individuals with disabilities.