Adapted Physical Education
The Springfield College Adapted Physical Education program prepares students to assist persons with special needs who wish to engage in physical activities, as well as to develop and manage prescriptive programs for patients with disabilities who require specialized activities. Students entering the adapted physical education program who have not earned an undergraduate degree in physical education, and who wish to attain teacher certification, must also satisfy the requirements for the physical education teacher licensure program.
Adapted Physical Education Program Requirement Sheet(.doc)
The advanced-level coaching program facilitates the development of competencies required for successful coaching at the interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional levels. Springfield College has a reputation for producing outstanding coaches at all levels of sports: elite, professional, intercollegiate, and interscholastic. The advanced-level coaching program is a natural extension of the physical education and sport science undergraduate programs. Requirements include a variety of sport and coaching science courses, as well as a fieldwork coaching experience.
Advanced Level Coaching Program Requirement Sheet(.doc)
The athletic administration program prepares students for leadership roles in college, university, and school athletic programs. Students who wish to attain teacher certification, must also satisfy the requirements for the physical education teacher licensure program described below.
Athletic Administration Program Requirement Sheet(.doc)
Become a TeacherTeacher licensure programs are available within this department. For details, visit the Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure.
Important Information for Graduate Students
- Independent Study Procedures(.doc)
- Important Dates for Poster Presentations and Independent Studies(.doc)
- Application for Poster Presentation(.doc)
- Poster Template(.ppt)
- Poster Guidelines & Format(.doc)
- Poster Suggestions(.doc)
Beyond Fun And Games: How Physical Educators Learn To Teach
- Read the Triangle article written by Shannon Langone.