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).
1. KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)
2. A minimum of 12 units selected from:
KIN 537 Physical Education for Special Populations (3)
KIN 538 Motor Dysfunction and the Exceptional Person (3)
KIN 546 Developmental Aspects of Motor Behavior (3)
KIN 638 Seminar in Trends in Adapted Physical Education (3)
KIN 697 Directed Studies (3)
3..Comprehensive Exam Candidates: A minimum of 21 additional elective units
4. Thesis or Project Candidates
KIN 698 Thesis (4), plus a minimum of 14 elective units
Please refer to the KIN Graduate Student Handbook for specific information regarding the option.
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*
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.