Greg Bellinder, M.S.

Coordinator, Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization, and Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Phone: (626) 815-6176
Office Location: Mary Hill Center, 200H
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Biography

Greg Bellinder, M.S., joined Azusa Pacific University in 2014 as an adjunct professor in the adapted physical education program, and became an assistant professor in fall 2016. He is passionate about the inclusion of students with disabilities in physical education classes with their nondisabled peers. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in PE and adapted PE, and is the program director for the adapted PE program. Prior to joining APU full time, Bellinder worked for a Southern California school district for 11 years as an adapted PE specialist, teaching physical education to students with wide-ranging disabilities. He and his wife, Beth (an APU alum), have been blessed with four amazing children. In their free time, Greg and Beth enjoy leading middle school youth groups at their local church, where Greg also facilitates the inclusion of youth with special needs into student ministries.

Education

  • M.S., Education (Concentration in Teaching and Learning), California Baptist University
  • B.S., Kinesiology (Concentration in Pedagogy), California State University, San Bernardino

Credentials/Certifications

  • Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential (in Adapted Physical Education)

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Kinesiology

Expertise

  • Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education
  • Motor Assessment of Students with Disabilities
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process

Courses Taught

  • PE 452 – Adapted Physical Education
  • PE 551 – Curriculum Theory and Design in Physical Education
  • PE 552 – History and Philosophy of Physical Education
  • PE 600 – Physical Education Teaching Methods for Individuals with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • PE 604 – Motor Assessment for Students Living with Disabilities
  • PE 605 – Management of Adapted Physical Education Programs