Master of Adapted Physical Education

Master of Adapted Physical Education at Oregon State

Physical education for every body

Bring health equity within reach

Be a stand-out upon graduation with a degree that gives you the skills and credentials to become a K-12 physical education teacher.

This 14-month program includes a combination of graduate courses and extensive hands-on student teaching experiences in public schools at all levels.

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Our program is known around the globe for promoting physical activity and health behavior for children with and without disabilities. 

Since 1991, Oregon State University has offered one of the most recognized and well-respected professional physical education teacher education programs in the United States.

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Real-world experience

Practical opportunities teaching children and youth with disabilities are provided through school physical education placements and also our Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today (IMPACT) program.  

IMPACT offers physical activity opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and at the same time provides you with an essential experience as you learn about working with diverse populations. You’ll enhance your physical education skills, as well as your own personal development.


Heidi Wegis, Ph.D.

Heidi Wegis, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, MAPE Program Director

“Each of the educators we train makes a significant difference in the lives of their students. Our graduates consistently develop high-quality, standards-based programs, and they are dedicated to helping youth become physically active for life.”

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We have been continuously accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and regulated by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

David Cortez, MEd

David Cortez, MEd

Our graduate recruiter can answer your questions about Oregon State graduate programs and chat about your interests, the application process and more.

  Email David or call 541-737-5616