Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Master of Adapted Physical Education

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Encourage lifelong physical activity, for all

In the master of adapted physical education program at Oregon State University, you’ll learn how to lead children with and without disabilities in physical activity.

Our unique approach to training physical educators and adapted physical educators emphasizes the health and well-being of all students through the promotion of physical activity – making you a competitive hire once you graduate.

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Course progression (65 credits)

*courses rotate terms

Summer Session 1 (13 or 17 credits)

  • KIN 512 Applied Motor Learning (3)
  • KIN 549 Physical Activity for Persons with Severe Disabilities (3)*
  • KIN 551 Current Trends and Issues in Physical Education (4)
  • KIN 555 Skill Analysis & Assessment in K-12 (3)

Fall (15 credits)

  • KIN 510 Middle School Internship (with IMPACT) (6)
  • KIN 553 Instructional Analysis Techniques I (3)
  • KIN 556 Instructional Skills I (3)
  • KIN 547 Inclusion in Physical Activity (3)*

Winter (16 credits)

  • KIN 506 Elementary School Internship (with IMPACT) (6)
  • KIN 554 Instructional Analysis Techniques II (3)
  • KIN 559 The Physical Educator as a Professional (1)
  • KIN 548 Assessment & Programming for Special Populations (3)*
  • TCE 572 Foundations of ESOL/Bilingual Education (3)

Spring (14 credits)

  • KIN 510 School Internship – choice level (with IMPACT) (9)
  • KIN 557 Instructional Skills II (2)
  • KIN 558 Administrative & Curricular Practices in PE (3)

Summer Session 2 (3 or 7 credits)

  • KIN 564 Program Capstone & Synthesis (3)
  • H 523 Foundations of Public Health (4)*

Hands-on learning

You’ll develop and hone your teaching skills in the K-12 physical education setting through practical education experiences

Opportunities for teaching children/youth with disabilities are provided through school physical education placements and 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.”

In the MAPE program, you’ll become an expert in...

  • Current trends and issues in physical education
  • Instructional skills
  • Foundations of bilingual education
  • Inclusion in physical activity and more

World-class faculty

Our faculty are recognized internationally for their work and are active in the classroom, the community and in their laboratories.  

They study the movement skills of children with autism, the role of independent mobility in children with physical and cognitive disorders, the effects of physical activity on learning and more.

Estimated costs

The Master of Adapted Physical Education program is a 65-credit program that can be completed within 5 quarters on a full-time credit load. Estimated costs for the whole program:



Resident Tuition ($23,406)
+ Fees ($2,930)



Non-resident Tuition ($39,309)
+ Fees ($2,930)

Tuition and fees estimates were calculated using the 23-24 academic year tuition and fees tables in combination with the tuition calculator. Please note, tuition and fees can change for the 25-26 academic year.

Tuition and fees

Oregon State Graduate School’s website contains information about tuition and fees, as well as how to finance your education.

Other costs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Taskstream Data Access (approximately $45)
  • edTPA Portfolio Fee (approximately $300)
  • College of Education Licensure Fee ($100)
  • TSPC Licensure Fee ($100)

Transportation is needed for all off-campus internship sites. Internship experiences occur each term, and each student will travel out of Corvallis (up to 45 miles) for a minimum of one term.

Program Handbook

This handbook outlines the policies and procedures specific to the Professional Master of Adapted Physical Education and Physical Education Teacher Education Program for Teacher Candidates, Cooperating Teachers, University Faculty, and University Supervisors.