Going Pro ...
Manchester University is the only college or university in the state of Indiana with an undergraduate major in adapted physical education. The program is designed to lead to a four-year Bachelor of Science degree with teacher certification and a specialization working with individuals with disabilities.
GOING PRO and securing a teaching position upon graduation is excellent! Graduates of the adapted physical education program are prepared to plan and implement individualized physical education programs, assess motor skills of individuals with disabilities, and consult with physical educators.
With more than 14,000 school corporations and agencies that serve over five million students with disabilities, our graduates have been successful at securing teaching and administrative positions throughout the state and country as:
- physical educators or adapted physical educators in public and private schools,
- adapted physical educators in special education agencies,
- physical education consultants and supervisors, and
- coaches in adapted sport organizations.
In addition, our graduates are accepted into graduate school to attain their master's degree to teach in higher education settings. Click here for a brochure on careers in adapted physical education and special education.
David Barrett '04, Florida
Mr. Barrett is a physical education teacher in Hernando County in Florida. He student taught adapted physical education in the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative with Ms. Peg Willman. David is listed in the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Travis Beery '99, California
Mr. Beery is a physical education teacher for Sequoia Middle School in Fontana, California. He did his adapted physical education student teaching in the Marion Community Schools (IN) under Mr. Bill Bishop. Travis played football for the MU Spartans.
Andy Britton '04, Indianapolis, Indiana
Mr. Britton is a special education teacher at Lynhurst Middle School in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis. He student taught adapted physical education with Ms. Peg Willman in the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative in Warsaw. Andy competed in track and field at MU .
Mike Ester '97, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mr. Ester is an adapted physical education teacher for the Fort Wayne Community Schools (IN). He was the captain of the MU wrestling team.
Heather Hein '99 Hunter, California
Ms. Hunter is a physical education teacher at Terra Cotta Middle School in Lake Elsinore, California.
She did her adapted physical education student teaching with Ms. Peg Willman in the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative. Heather played soccer for the nationally ranked Spartans.
Gina Johnson '06, Columbia City, Indiana
Ms. Johnson is a special education teacher at Indian Springs Middle School in Columbia City (IN).
She student taught adapted physical education in the Warsaw Community Schools (IN) with Ms. Sandy Monce.
Misty Minniear '05 Caldwell, Lafayette, Indiana
Ms. Caldwell student taught in the Tippecanoe County School Corporation. Misty was President of the Council for Future Professionals of the Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Joe Tretter '01, California
Mr. Tretter is a physical education teacher at Harmony Elementary School in Hemet, California.He did his student teaching in adapted physical education in the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative. Joe was on the golf team while at MU .
If you would like further information about the Adapted Physical Education program, please contact
Kim A. Duchane at firstname.lastname@example.org.