Adapted Physical Education Concentration

Adapted Physical Activity Concentration

The Adapted Physical Activity (APA) program at ECU employs a competency-based approach combining theoretical constructs and practical application of physical activity instruction for individuals with disabilities. Students pursuing APA study engage in hands-on experiences designing, assessing, and teaching individuals with a variety of disabling conditions (e.g., ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, neuromuscular/orthopedic/sensory impairments, and specific learning disabilities). Please contact the concentration coordinator if you would like any additional information.

Concentration Goals

Program graduates are prepared to become an adapted/inclusive physical activity specialist, including adapted aquatics, sports, and fitness. Graduates are employed in a wide range of programs, such as rehabilitation programs, disability organization/institutions, fitness industry, sports organizations, special education centers, and colleges and universities.

Associated Faculty:

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Associate Professor and Concentration Coordinator

Associated Lab:

Developmental Motor Lab


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