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

Current Publications Available for Download



What's New in Academic Affairs-Service Learning Newsletter

Adapted Physical Education Newsletter


Publications Regarding Adapted Physical Education


Introduction To Adapted Aquatics

Sprint's Introduction to Adapted Aquatics consists of 45 minutes of the best practices in Adapted Aquatics today. It instructs on how to conduct an adapted aquatics program, along with program assessment and inculsion. Endorsed by the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.

Introduction to Adapted Aquatics Instruction

Online Course AI208A

An online course for swin instructors, swin instructor trainers, aquatics directors, adapted physical education teachers, therapeutic recreation specialists, physical therapists, and anyone who wants to advocate for or teach aquatics to people with disabilities. This course meets the mandatory certification requirements for swimming instructors specializing in training persons with developmental disabilities per Section 514.072, Florida Statues; it also qualifies for CEU's under Pennsylvania Act 48 for teachers.


Adapted Aquatics Programming-2nd Edition
A Professional Guide
By Monica Lepore, G. William Gayle, Shawn Stevens

The second edition of Adapted Aquatics Programming: A Professional Guide

  • clarifies rationales for adapted aquatics programming,
  • broadens the scope of and enriches traditional programs for people with disabilities,
  • guides instructors in improving teaching methods and safety management, and
  • educates professionals on providing safe and effective adapted aquatics programs.