- Undergrad Program
- Graduate program
- Adapted Physical Activity
- Kinesiology Faculty
- Kinesiology Labs
Adapted physical activity is a unique and comprehensive area of study designed to develop professionals to respond to the motor physical activity and physical fitness needs of people with disabilities.
This option within the kinesiology graduate program builds on the college’s history of commitment and academic excellence in programs for people with disabilities.
Students interested in the adapted physical activity option can develop skills in program development, teaching and research specializing in people with disabilities from infants through adulthood.
The curriculum offers a strong theoretical base and practical educational experiences, such as:
Winston Kennedy, DPT
Kinesiology doctoral student
"The medical field is not really concerned about physical activity opportunities for certain groups of people, but the adapted physical activity program wants to address just that."
You’ll be able to find work in academia, health service organizations, CDC and WHO field programs, research institutions, consulting firms, educational fields, foundations and private companies and more.
Oregon State University is one of the few institutions 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.
Qualified students may receive:
Student Mandy Sargeant has developed a Resource guide to raising a child with a disability in the Mid-Willamette Valley (pdf).
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.