Dear Students and Alumni –
JMU’s Kinesiology department is in the process of proposing a master's track in Adapted Physical Education/Physical Activity (APE/APA). This master’s track is designed to train a wide variety of professionals to address the physical activity needs of individuals with disabilities. Not only will this degree provide advanced training and a certificate for pre and in-service physical education teachers to meet the needs of students with disabilities in schools; the track will also train professionals to work with individuals with disabilities in community settings (I.e. fitness centers, YMCAs, and parks and recreation centers).
There are many unique elements to this proposed master's degree. These elements include:
1) Opportunity to complete the degree full-time in a year (fall, spring, summer) or pursue the degree part-time
2) Option to be an on-campus student OR a distance learning student (ability to complete coursework through interactive technology with all classmates);
This proposed master's track is for current and future professionals who are passionate about working with individuals with disabilities.
- For those wanting to teach Adapted Physical Education in the public schools, you must have your undergraduate degree in physical education.
- For those interested in working in physical activity and community-based settings, preference will be given to individuals with undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Health Sciences; but it is truly open to all majors
- Passion for improving the lives of individuals with disabilities is a must!
Our last step before submitting the proposal is surveying current students and alumni to gauge their interest in this master’s degree if it were offered at JMU. – Please click on the link and take the short survey -http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dg0sYLMOsFRwYdf
Please take the survey by Tuesday May 19th - We thank you for taking the time to respond.