Minor in Adapted Physical Activity

College of Education and Social Work

The Minor in Adapted Physical Activity 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.

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

Required Courses
KIN 253Adapted Aquatics, Lifetime Sport, and Fitness3
KIN 254Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction 13
HPE 205Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health & Physical Education 13
HPE 206Adapted PE & Health for Students with Disabilities 13
KIN 360Path for Adapted Phys Act Specialists 13
KIN 362Assessment and Programming Adapt Phy Act 13
Optional Course
KIN 400Professional Seminar - Adapted Physical Activity3
Total Minimum Credits Required18

These courses are also requirements of the Health and Physical Education major.

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.