Focuses on the knowledge of principles/theories of learning and memory applied to motor skill acquisition with an emphasis on factors influencing and the development of successful instructional and training strategies among individuals with disabilities.
Teaching individuals with disabilities requires knowledge of how individuals develop. In the case of adapted physical education teachers, this means having the knowledge of typical physical and motor development as well as understanding the influence of types of disabilities on developmental processes. Students will acquire an understanding of the behavioral principles, theories, methods, and experimental literature concerning psychomotor factors relevant to the acquisition, performance, and retention of motor skills in individuals with disabilities.
Make edits recommended by the College of Education Curriculum Committee (CECC).