The graduate program in adapted physical education is multi-faceted and includes both coursework and professional development opportunity in the area of adapted physical activity. The masterís specialization in adapted physical education is a 36 credit hour program, which includes a thesis or non-thesis option. Specific coursework in the masterís program is designed to prepare students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to contribute within the field of adapted physical activity.† In addition to the required coursework for the masterís degree, graduate students are provided with opportunities for leadership/administrative experience through our on-campus clinic programs for children with disabilities. Graduate students are also encouraged to be involved in professional development while working on their graduate degree. Some of these opportunities include involvement with the preparation and delivery of school district in-service workshops in the greater Chicago area, collaboration with faculty on various out-reach programs/projects, involvement with faculty research, and collaboration on professional presentations for state and national conferences.†
Graduate assistantship positions are available in adapted physical education for spring, summer and fall semesters. Graduate assistants receive a stipend, full tuition waiver and opportunities for travel support. A graduate assistantship allows students to expedite their studies and immerse themselves in professional development/networking in adapted physical activity, all in preparation for full time employment! If you are interested in our graduate program, please contact us for more information or visit our campus and see our programs.
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