Adapted Physical Activity (formerly Movement Studies in Disability)


Adapted Physical Activity | Kinesiology | College of Public Health and Human Sciences

2015-2016 Students and Faculty in Adapted Physical Activity Program

Adapted Physical Activity 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:

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 Kinesiology with the area of concentration in Adapted Physical Activity. 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 Adapted Physical Activity program. Additional faculty member is Dr. Megan MacDonald.

Related information

Resource guide

Student Mandy Sargeant has developed a Resource guide to raising a child with a disability in the Mid-Willamette Valley (pdf).

IDEAs that Work. U.S. Office of Special Education Programs



This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.