Why earn a certificate in adapted physical education?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Our physical education program will teach you how to help improve lifestyles, increase motor skill competence, and 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.

Obtaining your APEC will 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 Certificate by taking a few additional courses.


Careers in Physical Education


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Why a physical education certification?

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.

Top Companies that Recruit UND Physical Education Alumni

Physical Education alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

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

Adapted Physical Education Courses