Doctoral Grant in Adapted Physical Education

Preparation of Leadership Personnel in Adapted Physical Education

This leadership grant will address a significant need for highly qualified personnel to teach adapted physical education. In the IDEA 2004 amendment (PL 108-446), physical education remains as an essential component of special education and must be provided to all students with a disability. Yet, the delivery of appropriate physical and motor fitness programs is dependent upon the availability of well-trained personnel. Colleges and universities play a major role in preparing competent physical education teachers for all students. Unfortunately, data indicate that the number of positions available is greater than the number of available personnel to fill these positions. Oregon State University, a Research I university, has resources to prepare a cadre of doctoral level personnel who have the necessary skills to serve as effective teacher-trainers, scholars and leaders.

This project is supported by a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Funding for tuition and stipends are available for qualified applicants from 2016 - 2021. Applicants from under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

For further information, contact:
Megan MacDonald, Ph.D.
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
245 Hallie E. Ford Center, Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-6802
phone: 541-737-3273