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Option in Adapted Physical Education

(code KPE_MA04)

This option is designed to provide advanced preparation in adapted physical activity and the study of individuals with disabilities across the lifespan (preschool to adult).

Required Coursework:

Option in Adapted Physical Education

This option is designed to provide advanced preparation in adapted physical activity and the study of individuals with disabilities across the lifespan (preschool to adult).

Requirements

1. Take the following course:

•   KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology or related field, undergraduate Statistic course or equivalent.

2. Minimum of 12 units, take the following:

•  EDSP 577, 578; KIN 537, 638, 697

3. KIN 698 (6 units) for thesis/project students plus a minimum of 15 elective units;

4. Comprehensive exam students complete a minimum of 21 elective units. 

5. Complete at least seventy percent (70%) of the minimum units required for the program of study in courses at the 500/600 level, including double-numbered courses.

 

Please refer to the KIN Graduate Student Handbook for specific information regarding the option.

Contact Information

For answers to specific questions regarding the Option in Adapted Physical Education, contact Barry Lavay, Ph.D.

Adapted Physical Education (APE) Option Prerequisite Course Requirements

The following is a list of requirements for candidates to be enrolled in the APE option of the CSULB KIN Department Master’s Degree Program.  Candidates must meet at minimum, a series of prerequisite course requirements.  Requirements and transcript evaluation are on a case-by-case basis. The prerequisite course requirements include the following coursework;

Prerequisite to Core Kinesiology (KIN) Courses*

Human Anatomy*

Human Physiology*

General Psychology*

Core Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) Courses (15 units)
KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3units)
KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3units)
KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3units)
KIN 315 Motor Development (3units)
KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3units)

Teaching Methods Course (3 units)
At least one teaching methods course taken from the elementary or secondary level such as KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education or KIN 380 Organization and Management of Secondary Physical Education.

Fitness Course (3 units)

One Course with an emphasis in fitness such as KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness

Historical, Sociocultural or Psychology of Human Movement (3 units)

One Course with an emphasis in Historical, Sociocultural or Psychology of Human Movement. For example, KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions Human Movement or KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America or a Psychology of Human Movement course.