Adapted Physical Education Credential Programs

University Programs and Coordinators - California State University System

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

College of Letters,
Arts, and Social Sciences
3801 W. Temple Ave.Pomona, CA 91750

This track allows the student to receive two credentials at the same time. The primary credential will be in physical education with an emphasis in adapted. These two credentials together allow students to teach physical education in California to all students (including those with disabilities) from preschool to high school.

Dr. Perky Vetter

Director, Motor Development Clinic
Office: (909) 869-2776
FAX: (909) 869-4858

California State University, Chico

Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science
Chico, Ca. 95929-0330

The CSU, Chico program has been providing quality coursework and programming in the area of adapted physical education for over 20 years. The Adapted Physical Education Program provides three critical services to the community, including Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credentialing, graduate studies in adapted physical education and individualized activity programming for members of the community with disabilities. Student assistantships and graduate assistant positions are available.

Dr. Rebecca K. Lytle

Dept: (530) 898-6373
Office: (530) 898-4298
FAX: (530) 898-4932

California State University, Humboldt

Department of Health and Physical Education
Arcata, CA 95521

Dr. Chris Hopper

Fax: (707) 826 3963
Office: (707) 826 3853

California State University, Los Angeles

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Dr. Dwan Marie Bridges

Office: (323) 343-4658
Dept: (323) 343-4650
Fax: (343) 343-4682

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90840

Descriptions of courses of study for a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, and Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential. Includes a list of links to various Web sites related to Adapted Physical Activity (APA) and a short tutorial on how to search for information related to APA.

Dr. Barry Lavay

Office (562) 985-4077
Fax (562) 985-8067

California State University, Northridge

Kinesiology Department
l8lll Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 9l330-8287

Option 1: Physical Education. This option prepares students to obtain a credential to teach Physical Education in California's public schools. (Completion of the credential requires additional study beyond the bachelor's degree (approximately one year) and also includes student teaching. Four specializations are available within the Physical Education option: Secondary Physical Education Elementary Physical Education Adapted Physical Education Dance Education The Secondary, Elementary and Adapted specializations lead to a California teaching credential.

Dr. Ana Palla

Office: (8l8) 677 3462
Dept: 677 3205
Fax (818) 677 3207

California State University, Sacramento

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

This site provides descriptions of courses of study in Adapted Physical Education, class schedules, and credential requirements.

Dr. Scott J. Modell

Office: (916) 278-5041
Fax: (916) 278-7664

California State University, San Bernardino

Department of Physical Education
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92182

Dr. Terry L. Rizzo

Office: (909) 880-5355
Dept: (909) 880-5349
Fax: (909) 880-7085

San Jose State University

Department of Human Performance
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA. 95192-0071

Dr. Nancy Megginson

Dept: (408) 924-3010
Office: (408) 924-3014

San Francisco State University

Department of Kinesiology
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4161

Students who wish to become credentialed as public school teachers in physical education or as adapted physical education specialists should select the Bachelor of Science with Concentration in Physical Education program. Students must work closely with an adviser to fulfill the requirements of the Subject Matter Program. They should also contact the College of Education Student Services Office regarding teaching credential information. By completing 5 Adapted Physical Education courses, along with the Subject Matter Credential in Physical Education, a Specialist Credential in Adapted Physical Education can be achieved.

Dr. Tina Summerford

Office: (415) 338-1559
Dept: (415) 338-2244
Fax: (4115) 338-7566

Sonoma State University

Department of Kinesiology
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Dr. Elaine McHugh

Dept: (707) 664-2357
Office: (707) 664-2660
Fax: (707) 664-4034