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Adapted Physical Activity Minor

Earn an Adapted Physical Activity Minor at Azusa Pacific University

We'll help you gain a competitive advantage in the job market as you prepare for a career in liberal studies, physical education, special education, or adapted physical education. You'll work alongside people with disabilities, and learn how to adapt skills and activities to promote a lifetime of physical activity and wellness.

Program at a Glance

The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning.

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Program Units
18

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)

 

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Adapt skills to promote a lifetime of physical activity and wellness
  • Create modified physical activities for individuals with disabilities

By the Numbers

11 % Projected job growth for physical education teachers from 2018-2028* (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
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Program Details

The adapted physical activity minor provides undergraduate students with education and experience working with individuals with disabilities. Students learn how to modify and adapt skills and activities to promote a lifetime of physical activity and wellness, and gain valuable experiences while preparing for a career in liberal studies, physical education, special education, or adapted physical education. This program also serves as excellent preparation for APU’s teaching credential and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization to gain a competitive advantage in the job market.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog: 

  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Career Outlook and Outcomes

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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Available Concentrations:

Health Professions, Applied Exercise Science

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