Department of Kinesiology

West Chester University

Dr. Frank Fry
206 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2260 or 2261
Fax: (610) 436-2860


Adapted Physical Education Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Adapted Physical Education (18 credit) is designed to meet the Adapted Physical Education National Standards for Competency in Teaching Adapted Physical Education in the public schools. Six 3 credit courses make up the program:

  • KIN 579 Inclusive Practices in P.E. (also a core requirement in the new MS in PE proposal)
  • KIN 582 Assessment & Development of Individualized Programs
  • KIN 583 Medical & Pathological Issues
  • KIN 584 Disability Sport & Adapted Aquatics
  • KIN 586 Professional Issues in Adapted P.E.
  • KIN 587 Physical Activity for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

The coursework is based on the 12 Adapted Physical Education National Standards for Competency in Teaching Adapted Physical Education and the application of these standards to practice in the field of physical education. The coursework prepares students with the minimum background, skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to sit for the APENS national exam.

The certificate program is 100% web based instruction and will consist of formation of online presentations, webinars, web based lectures, collaborative and curricular integration activities, and alternative activities designed to enhance professional development in the field of adapted physical education.  

Please click HERE for the Graduate Certificate in Adapted Physical Education advising sheet:

For more information, please contact Dr. Kat Ellis at mellis@wcupa.edu

 


Graduate Certificate in Sport Management and Athletics

The master of public administration with a graduate certificate in sport management and athletics is a professional degree that focuses on the comprehensive career preparation of practicing athletic and sport managers. The Degree is designed for individuals aspiring to leadership and management roles in the complex world of interscholastic, intercollegiate, recreational, and professional sports, as well as corporate fitness.

The program is building on acquiring an experiential understanding of administrative and management practices in athletic settings. It will prepare candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply theory, research, and experience to solve academic, athletic, sport, and event management challenges. Students will be encouraged to make an ongoing commitment to professional development, and they will likely encounter connecting values between personal and professional experiences.

The program is designed for individuals wanting to earn a master's degree part time while working full time. Students who want to pursue the degree on a full-time basis may complete the program on a faster track. Most courses are held in the late afternoon or early evening. Courses are typically offered during four semesters throughout the calendar year-spring, first and second summer sessions, and fall.

For more information, please contact Dr. Eve Atkinson at eatkinson@wcupa.edu or 610-436-2314

Please click here for the curriculum advising sheet:

Graduate certificate in sport management and athletics curriculum sheet