At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

12 months

Cost per unit


Base cost




*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.

Adapted Physical Education

The 21-unit Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization enables the candidate to teach students ranging from preschool through adult school, conduct assessments, and report findings through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process. This secondary authorization program is designed for educators who possess a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education or an Education Specialist Credential. The candidate with an Education Specialist Credential must complete 12 upper-division semester units, including coursework in kinesiology and motor development, prior to entering the program.

For candidates with a Multiple or Single Subject Physical Education Credential, the specialized program offers enhanced marketability and opportunities for career advancement. Upon completion, these candidates who earn an Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization are equipped to work in three capacities as general physical education teachers, dedicated adapted PE teachers, and in hybrid positions teaching both general and adapted physical education.

Teachers with an Education Specialist Credential and the added authorization are able to teach strictly as adapted physical education instructors.

Meet the Faculty

Cindy Tanis, Ph.D., is program director of the physical education programs in the School of Education.

Get to know our program faculty.

Program Director: Cindy Tanis, Ph.D.
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5230

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.