2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

Adapted Physical Education Teaching Minor

(Exercise and sport science – physical education teaching)


Admittance into the minor requires physical education teacher education (PETE) program admission; a grade "BC" or higher in ESS 231; completion of required written application; and the approval of the coordinator of adapted physical education. Admission to the minor can occur during the same semester of admission to the PETE Program or any semester thereafter.

Retention and advancement

  1. Earn a "C" grade or higher in all minor courses, except for ESS 439 in which a grade of "B" or higher must be attained.
  2. Maintain a 2.75 GPA in all minor courses.


25 credits

ESS 231Introduction to Teaching Adapted Physical Education3
ESS 233Teaching Methods in Adapted Aquatics2
ESS 430Disability and Physical Activity Implications3
ESS 431Fitness Programming for Persons with Disabilities1
ESS 435Sport for Persons with Disabilities1
ESS 436Assessment in Adapted Physical Education3
ESS 437Teaching and Service Delivery Models in Adapted Physical Education3
ESS 439Teaching and Leadership in Adapted Physical Education3
SPE 424Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Practices3
EDS 494Student Teaching: Early Childhood-Adolescence/Early Adolescence-Adolescence 11-11
Total Credits25

Clinical/student teaching/certification

Teacher candidates participate in a variety of adapted physical education clinical experiences (with students who have disabilities) that are associated with program requirements and course work in the minor, including student teaching in adapted physical education (completed during regular student teaching). Teacher candidates who successfully complete the minor along with requirements of the physical education teacher education program are eligible to receive the Wisconsin add-on Adapted Physical Education (WI #860, early childhood – adolescence) license. In order to receive the add-on license, a teacher candidate must also be licensed to teach general Physical Education (WI #530, early childhood – adolescence).

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