Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Adapted Physical Education (APE) and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Graduate certificate

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Program overview

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in APE and PBIS is a federally funded program for training scholars qualified to teach and serve individuals with severe disabilities in schools. Each scholar enrolled in this program will take 9 courses (27 credit hours) to earn this certificate. The certificate will be to be added to a teaching certificate scholars process, so that scholars can serve as APE teachers and/or PBIS specialists for individuals with severe disabilities in school settings.


  • HPHE 6210 - APE for Exceptional Children
  • HPHE 6220 - Programming in APE
  • HPHE 6250 - Assessment in APE
  • HPHE 6450 - Curriculum Building in PE
  • SPED 6380 - Applications in Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 6381 - School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports
  • SPED 6382 - Interventions for Challenging Behaviors
  • SPED 6655 - Coaching Classroom Management
  • HPHE 7120 - Coordinated Field Experience in APE or SPED 6300 – Clinic practice in Special Education


Dr. Jiabei Zhang or Dr. Kate LaLonde.