Minor in Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities

College of Health Sciences

The minor in Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities is designed to enable students to plan, implement, and advocate for developmentally appropriate physical activities for people with a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities in schools, fitness centers, recreation centers, and residential facilities. Practical application is stressed in this minor; students will participate in approximately 200 hours of hands-on work. The minor prepares those in HPE-teacher certification to be eligible for the APENS (Adapted Physical Education National Standards) exam but is open to any WCU students who meet the prerequisites. Other certifications are offered within various courses.

Required Courses
KIN 205Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health & Physical Education3
KIN 206Adapted PE & Health for Students with Disabilities3
KIN 253Adapted Aquatics, Lifetime Sport and Fitness3
KIN 254Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction3
KIN 360Path for Adapted Phys Act Specialists3
KIN 362assessment and Programming Adapt Phy Act3
KIN 400Professional Seminar - Adapted Physical Activity3
Prerequisites
HEA 206Human Development3
or KIN 186 Motor Development and Motor Learning
or EXS 370 Motor Learning
Total Credits24