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Adapted Physical Education

The adapted physical education program prepares you to design and adapt movement and activity experiences for people with disabilities. Students enrolled in the program gain knowledge and experience in motor assessment, activity modification, behavior management, curriculum design and adaptations, medical aspects of disabling conditions, fitness and sports programs and other related topics.


  • For students interested in teaching physical education to special education students in schools.
  • May only be obtained with a physical education K-12 teacher preparation major.
  • Meets Wisconsin requirements for adapted physical education licensure and preparation requirements for taking the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) exam.


  • Online program designed for currently licensed PE teachers.
  • Completion in 1 year.
  • Meets certification requirements in all 50 states.

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Human Kinetics and Health Education
Albee Hall 108
(920) 424-1331

Amy Ready
Academic Department Associate
(920) 424-1231