Developmental Adapted PE Minor

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Program Requirements


Study of lifespan motor development from prenatal through adulthood, including information on delayed development and the normal pattern of skill acquisition.

Prerequisites: none

Tools and techniques for assessing learning and performance of children in physical education. Procedures for assessing motor performance of children with disabilities emphasizing available assessment tools, interpretation of data, preparation of Individualized Educational Programs (IEP), and due process.

Prerequisites: none

Legal and theoretical bases for teaching physical education to students with disabilities. First course in DAPE sequence.

Prerequisites: none

Develop teaching strategies, curricular programming, and adaptations/modifications for students with disabilities in secondary physical education settings. Application of these strategies in fieldwork experiences with students with disabilities in physical education/DAPE settings.

Prerequisites: HP 411 

Theory, strategies and best practices for teaching physical education to students with cognitive disabilities (including mental retardation, autism, and multiple disabilities accompanying mental retardation) and emotional/behavioral disorders.

Prerequisites: none

Study of techniques of consulting in D/APE with the spectrum of individuals involved in the IEP process, including but not limited to: students with disabilities, general physical education teachers, other school professionals and support service personnel, families/parents, peer tutors, and community agencies to enhance the learning of students with disabilities both within and outside the classroom setting.

Prerequisites: HP 411, HP 412, HP 445 

Supervised hands-on experience teaching physical education to students with disabilities.

Prerequisites: HP 411 and HP 445 

This course provides a rigorous overview to the education of children and youth who differ greatly from the average in physical, cognitive, emotional or social characteristics. It introduces the student to Minnesota's Graduation Standards Rule in relation to the needs of children and youth who receive special education services.

Prerequisites: none