ERIC Number: ED474361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Adapted Physical Educators. Final Report.
McCubbin, Jeffrey A.
This report describes achievements and activities of a federally supported project to prepare physical educators in Oregon to provide adapted physical education programs to students with disabilities. During the project, 28 students were prepared to be adapted physical education specialists at the masters degree level at Oregon State University. The program was very successful in the placing of graduating students. Placement information is presented in an attached table. The program also provided full-time teachers (n=11) to participate on a summer-only basis. The Movement Studies in Disability Program at Oregon State University has grown to include courses in motor learning, pedagogy, measurement, and applications to biomechanics and exercise physiology. Field experience opportunities include on-campus work with college students with disabilities, early intervention services, community-based programs for adults with disabilities, and the Special Physical and Motor Fitness Clinic at the university. Seventeen dissemination activities, six program-related special events, and eight cooperative relationships with public and voluntary agencies are listed. Project evaluation indicates that all but one student completed all coursework, that students utilized their new skills in their jobs, and that there is evidence that the training has had a positive impact on students with disabilities. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.