Movement Studies in Disability
2013-2014 Students and Faculty in Movement Studies in Disability Program
Movement Studies in Disability is a unique and comprehensive area of study designed to develop professionals to respond to the motor and physical fitness needs of persons with disabilities. The program builds on the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences history of commitment and academic excellence in the area of programs for persons with disabilities. This is evident by the number of international graduate students that attend this program.
Students in this program have the opportunity and flexibility to develop skills in program development, teaching and research specializing in persons with disabilities from infants through adulthood. The educational program offers both a strong theoretical base and quality Practical Educational Experiences; such as, IMPACT: Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today, IMPACT 4 Life, and the MS Exercise Program.
This program is one of the select few in the U.S. that funds Master's and Doctoral students with grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division.
Disabilities Research Laboratories
Faculty and graduate student conduct research in the following laboratories, located on the ground floor of the Women's Building.
- Adapted Physical Activity Lab
- Health Promotion for Disabilities Lab
- Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities Lab
Qualified Students may receive
- Competitive Stipend
- Full Tuition Waiver
- Book Allowance
- Professional Travel Support
- Medical Insurance Funds
The Master of Science and PhD degree is in Exercise Science with the area of concentration in Movement Studies in Disability. Joint campus enrollment, either at Western Oregon University or University of Oregon provides excellent coursework opportunities in special education. Dr. Joonkoo (J.K.) Yun is the director for the Movement Studies in Disability program. Additional faculty members are Dr. Megan MacDonald and Dr. Simon Driver.
- Second Level Endorsement in Adapted Physical Education (pdf)
- Resources for Graduate Students and Parents
- Topics of Recent Research
Student Mandy Sargeant has developed a Resource guide to raising a child with a disability in the Mid-Willamette Valley (pdf).