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Adapted Physical Activity

Course Details

Course Number
KNES 4513
Section Number
KNES 4513
Fall 2010
D.L. Ligon Coliseum
Classroom Number
Days & Times

Tuesday & Thursday

12:30p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Sandra Shawver (view Profile)


Course Objectives

Students will:

  1. Gain knowledge and skills or motor behaviors of individuals with disabilities.
  2. Gain knowledge and skills of the continuum of placement of individuals with disabilities.
  3. Gain knowledge of motor skills assessment for individuals with disabilities.
  4. Learn how to adapt or modify motor skill, physical activity, fitness activities, and/or sports during teaching.
  5. Learn the motor skills, physical activities, sports and fitness activities to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  6. Identify quality teaching of motor skills, physical activity, sports and fitness activities
  7. Increase awareness of current issues and laws in general and adapted physical education.
  8. Learn to adapt equipment for individual student needs.
Course Expectations
  1. Student will demonstrate knowledge in several disabilities, accessibility for individuals with disabilities, different disability sports and recreation programs, and modifying and/or adapting equipment.
  2. Student will be able to discuss the process related to the placement of an individual with a disability in general and/or adapted physical education.  

3a. Student will demonstrate the skills to administer a motor skill assessment used to

       evaluate students who may need some type of adapted physical education service.

3b. Student will be able to use assessment data to develop lesson plans. (LP)

4.     Student will be able to teach motor skills, physical activities, sports or fitness activities  to individuals with disabilities

5.     Student will be able to describe strategies for modifying motor skills, physical activities, sport and fitness activities and instruction to meet the needs of his/her individual with a disability.

6.    Student will evaluate his/her experience teaching adapted physical education to a student with a disability and determine what she/he will do in future teaching.

7.  Student will demonstrate the knowledge of current general and adapted physical education issues and laws.

8.  Student will adapt or develop a piece of adaptive physical education equipment that will be used during his/her teaching lesson.

Grading Standards



540- 590 pts


485- 539 pts


425 - 484 pts


375 - 424 pts


    0-  374 pts

Final Exam 12/09/2010 12:30 p.m.
Submission Format Policy

Submissions accepted via hard copy or on WebCT as assigned.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

All assignments will be due at the beginning of class on the day that they are due. Any WebCT assignments must be turned in by the time designated on the day they are due unless otherwise stated. A deduction of5 points per day will be enforced if an assignment is turned in late.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

All students are expected to attend all classes, but due to unforeseen circumstances each student in KNES 4513 will be allowed two (2) unexcused absences without lowering their grade. Any course material or assignments are the responsibility of the student to get and turn in on time if they are absent. For each absence after two (2) that are unexcused, the student will be deducted 3 points for each successive unexcused absence. If a student is physically unable to participate due to illness or injury, an alternative activity option will be given by the instructor.

Other Policies

During this course you will be expected to deal with your subject area, your instructors, your peers and your colleagues as a professional. This includes dressing appropriately will be expected that includes no derogatory logos/wording on shirts, pants or shorts, no hats or sunglasses in class. Clothing should be clean, neat and appropriate for the setting, including footwear.  No cell phones, Ipods or other technology that distracts from full class participation. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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