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Program Purpose

The Adapted Physical Education program at Manchester University is an academic discipline with a multidisciplinary knowledge base of physical education and special education. The program is further enhanced by a variety of practical experiences available on campus, in public school settings, and through community agencies.

Our mission is to prepare teachers of ability and conviction who respect the infinite worth of every individual and draw upon thier education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. 

The purpose of the program is to provide:

Undergraduate students with the most enriching learning experience possible by combining educational theory with
practical knowledge to competently plan and implement appropriate physical education programs for individuals with disabilities, and

Individuals with disabilities in northern Indiana with individualized physical education instruction emphasizing physical fitness, motor skill development, and the development of a healthy active lifestyle.

The Adapted Physical Education program is part of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. It is accredited by the Indiana Professional Standards Board and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The program provides community service through a variety of physical activity opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities:

If you would like further information about the Adapted Physical Education program, please contact
Kim A. Duchane at kaduchane@manchester.edu.

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