CAREER

Adapted Physical Education Specialists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$62,820

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Adapted Physical Education Specialists Do

Provide individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth, or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.

Other Job Titles Adapted Physical Education Specialists May Have

Adapted Physical Activity Specialist, Adapted Physical Education Specialist (APE Specialist), Adapted Physical Education Teacher (Adapted PE Teacher), Adapted Physical Educator, Certified Adapted Physical Educator, DAPE Specialist (Developmental Adapted Physical Education Specialist), DAPE Teacher (Developmental Adapted Physical Education Teacher)

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Adapt instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of students.
  • Instruct students, using adapted physical education techniques, to improve physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, or sports and game achievement.
  • Provide individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
  • Provide students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
  • Establish and maintain standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.

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