Why earn your adapted physical education certification?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

UND's Adapted Physical Education certification program will teach you how to:

  • Help improve lifestyles
  • Increase motor skill competence
  • Encourage an active lifestyle

You'll receive focused training which can set you apart from candidates and offer additional career opportunities in the physical education field. We'll equip you with the knowledge to develop and implement specialized programs to enhance skills and build confidence, so individuals are better able to achieve goals and enjoy a lifetime of physical activity.

Students in the Kinesiology program and/or students pursuing the Special Education minor can complete the Adapted Physical Education certification program by taking a few additional courses.


Careers with an Adapted Physical Education Certification


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Certification establishes that physical education teachers have completed a minimum standard of education and preparation, so that schools can hire capable professionals. The certification system promotes the educational aspect of physical training at school, and ensures that schools have physical education teachers who are truly educators.

Adapted Physical Education certification graduates work in a variety of school settings while others have successful careers with:

  • Altru Health System
  • Great Lakes Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc.
  • Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc.
  • Sanford Health

Adapted Physical Education Courses