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Department of Kinesiology

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Concentration in Adapted Physical Education Teacher Education

Concentration in Adapted Physical Education – Teacher Education (120 units) Click here for concentration

This concentration places emphasis on teaching public school PE to students with disabilities in preschool through grade 12.

Completion of this concentration is part of Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for subject matter competence for the Single Subject Physical Education Teaching (SSPE) and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) (K-12) taken along with additional credential course work.

All Applicants, including Freshmen and Transfer Students, click here for more information on the application process at CSULB, including currently required courses, for options with Major Specific Admission Requirements.

Current CSULB students interested in the Major Specific Admission Requirements in Adapted Physical Education, click here for further information.


Undergraduate Academic AdvisingCHHS website the link

Link to required course work The coursework requirements to obtain the PETE with APE concentration degree:

Course work listed in APEAA Link to APE Concentration and APEAA

BS KIN Option in PETE undergraduate

APE Concetration Degree course Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.
  • KIN 149A Self Defense (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 237 Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 125A or 125B or consent of instructor, American Red Cross Community First Aid and CPR certifications or equivalent. To maintain enrollment, students must pass the swimming proficiency examination that will be administered the first week of instruction.
  • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: GE A1 course.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
  • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208.
  • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology in America (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing.
  • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 270.
  • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 270.
  • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 149, 237, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 343, 370 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: EDSS 300P.
  • KIN 387 Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 320,. Corequisites: KIN 427 KIN 489A.
  • KIN 388 Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 387. Corequisites: KIN 489A.
  • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 315 or equivalent and KIN 320 or equivalent; upper-division undergraduate or graduate standing.
  • KIN 460 Applied Theory and Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games & Activities (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 370, senior standing.

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Additional Information

Students enrolling in physical education activity courses assume responsibility for satisfactory health status appropriate to the class activity.

In addition to the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology, the Major must meet the following Department policies and requirements for University graduation:

1. Each major course and prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than a "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite;

2. Upper division courses may not be waived by substitution or examination without Department petition and approval;

3. Department approval.

Downloads for Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) link

Information for undergraduates and teachers who are interested in attaining an Adapted Physical Education (APEAA). link

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Contact Information

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