Adapted Physical Education

Adapted physical education class
Adapted Physical Education

Program Overview

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire now offers a graduate certificate in adapted physical education. The intent of this certificate is to better prepare teachers to enhance their overall knowledge of students with disabilities in general and/or adapted physical education or physical activity settings. For more information, please contact Michelle Grenier at (603) 862-­1835 or email michelle.grenier@unh.edu.

Applying

Please visit the Graduate School website for information about applying to the certificate program.

Contact

Department of Kinesiology
New Hampshire Hall, 124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2071

Curriculum & Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a valid New Hampshire physical education teaching license or be enrolled in the master in education program at the University of New Hampshire and complete 15 credit hours of specified coursework to receive the certificate.

Required Courses
KIN 831Inclusive Teaching Through Sport4
KIN 842PE Practicum for Students with Disabilities4
KIN 895Advanced Studies2-4
Elective Courses (select at least one)
COMM 914Augmentative and Alternative Communication3-4
EDUC 850Introduction to Exceptionality4
EDUC #854Contemporary Issues of Developmental Disabilities4
EDUC 956Learning to Listen: Developing Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Challenging Behaviors4
KIN 881Inclusion in Physical Education 14

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