- Undergrad Program
- Graduate program
- Adapted Physical Activity
- KIN Faculty
- Kin Labs
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. This area 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 interested in Adapted Physical Activity 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 curricula offers both a strong theoretical base and quality Practical Educational Experiences; such as:
Oregon State University is one of the select 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.
“My background as a physical therapist showed me that people may have limited access to opportunities for physical activity,” Winston says. “The adapted physical activity program at Oregon State is working toward finding answers to many of the questions I have and helping me provide potential solutions to try and solve this problem.”
Faculty and graduate student conduct research in the following laboratories, located on the ground floor of the Women's Building.
The Master of Science and PhD degrees in Kinesiology can be completed with a transcript-visible option in Adapted Physical Activity. Joint campus enrollment, either at Western Oregon University or University of Oregon provides excellent coursework opportunities in special education.
2019-2020 Students and Faculty in Adapted Physical Activity
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.