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Adapted Physical Education Graduate Application Procedure [pdf]
Download the Adapted PE/A Graduate Application Procedure for details of APA/E application procedures.

Send enquiries related to the MS program in Adapted PE to Dr. Lisa Silliman-French.

 

Lisa Silliman-French

Associate Professor
Adapted PE
Office: PH 119A
(940) 898-2594

lsillimanfrench@twu.edu

Program Options

Non-Thesis Option (36 hours)

 Required Courses (6 hrs):

  • KINS 5023 Methods of Research
  • KINS 5033 Applied Statistical Principles

Major Courses (15-18 hrs):

  • KINS 5123 Professional Affiliation in Adapted Physical Education**
  • KINS 5603 Growth and Perceptual-Motor Development
  • KINS 5793 Enhancing Behavior and Performance in Physical Education Environments
  • KINS 5843 Adapted Physical Activity and the APENS Theory to Practice
  • KINS 5853 Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
  • KINS 5863 Pedagogy in Adapted Physical Education
  • KINS 5883 Disability and Sport**
  • KINS 5903 Exercise Assessment and Program Development for Individuals with Disabilities**
**Electives

Non–Thesis Project:

Students with this option can select one of three approaches to meet this requirement. The following is a short description of each approach.

  • A student can select a project which will be a direct extension of knowledge derived from one or 
    more of his/her major courses of study. Illustrative projects that have been completed are: Adapted Aquatic Administrative Program Guide for Denton ISD, Adapted Physical Education Guide for Irving ISD, Role of Adapted Aquatics Programs in Public Schools in the United States, and Programming in Adapted Aquatics in the United States. (3 hrs credit)
  • A research poster presented at the TWU Annual Student Symposium, Kinesiology Student Research Day, and/or state convention.  (3 hrs credit)
  • Within this option, students can select to take and successfully pass the APENS Certification Exam, which is traditionally administered annually, the first Saturday in June.  There is no course credit awarded for passing this exam.

Financial Opportunities

Currently, there is funding availability until July 2013, for those pursuing a non-thesis option.  It should be noted, if you are accepted on the grant, you will be required to take 45 hours of coursework in addition to a 20-hour per week internship program.  See sample of Masters Degree Plan below.

Masters Degree Plan (pdf)

Thesis Option (30 hours)

Required Courses (6 hrs):

  • KINS 5023 Methods of Research
  • KINS 5033 Applied Statistical Principles

APE Core Courses (12 hrs):

The student is requested to take a minimum of 12 hours to be selected from one of the following major sequences. The actual courses included in each student’s studies will be determined by the student and her/his program committee.

  • KINS 5123 Professional Affiliation in Adapted Physical Education**
  • KINS 5603 Growth and Perceptual-Motor Development**
  • KINS 5793 Enhancing Behavior and Performance in Physical Education Environments
  • KINS 5843 Adapted Physical Activity and the APENS Theory to Practice
  • KINS 5853 Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
  • KINS 5863 Pedagogy in Adapted Physical Education
  • KINS 5883 Disability and Sport**
  • KINS 5903 Exercise Assessment and Program Development for Individuals with Disabilities**
**Electives

Related Area (6 hrs):

The student can take a maximum of 6 hours outside our Department. The actual courses included in each student’s studies will be determined by the student and her/his program committee.

Thesis (6 hrs):

Student will select a research project with the assistance of his/her research committee. This involves writing the first three chapters of the thesis and receiving permission to initiate his/her study (Thesis I). The study then is initiated and successfully completed (Thesis II).

MS-Disability Sport/Fitness

KINS Core (6 hrs)
KINS 5033 – Applied Statistical Principles or equivalent*
KINS 5023 – Methods of Research

APE Core (12 hrs)
KINS 5853 – Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
KINS 5883 – Disability Sport
KINS 5903 – Exercise Assessment and Program Development for Individuals with Disabilities
KINS 5903 – Special Topics: TBA*

Related Area (12 – 15 hrs)
KINS 5123 – Professional Affiliation*
KINS 5123 – Professional Affiliation*
KIN 5133 – Professional Internship*
KINS – Select from Sport Management, Exercise Science, and/or Biomechanics*

Non-Thesis Option
(See Non-Thesis above)

Thesis Option
(See Thesis above)

Total = 36 hrs

*Requires faculty approval

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