Focuses on content knowledge foundational to adapted physical education, activity, and sport programs in self-contained and/or itinerant settings for children with moderate to severe disabilities.
Physical education instruction for students with moderate to severe disabilities can be challenging. Many physical educators are unaware of the history and roles of adapted physical education as well as the legislative underpinnings/implications of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Therefore, sound knowledge bases related to history, disability legislation, disability types, and physical/motor-based assessments are needed to empower students with disabilities toward making meaningful, “appropriately ambitious” progress in physical education.
Made edits recommended by College of Education Curriculum Committee (CECC).