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Physical Education, BS - Adapted Sport Education Area

Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree - Adapted Sport Education Area

Get on the move while transforming lives with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and the Adapted Sport Education Area from the University of Central Missouri.

This innovative Sport Education program is designed for students considering majoring in either Physical Education or Special Education. Prepare to work in the adaptive field with the following:

  • Learn from expert faculty in small classes. 
  • Take your Adapted Sport Education degree beyond the classroom in UCM's state-of-the-art laboratories. 
  • Gain professional experience through internships and working with students with disabilities. 
  • Graduate in just four years with your Bachelor of Physical Education in Adapted Sport Education.

With leading facilities and technologies for education and research and our proximity to the metro area of Kansas City, UCM's Physical Education bachelor’s degree in Adapted Sport Education offers superb value, opportunity and experience.

Your Physical Education degree in Adapted Sport Education prepares you to work in teaching and coaching adaptive sports, including parasports.

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90% career placement rate

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4-year Bachelor of Physical Education

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15:1 student-to-faculty ratio

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What you will study

UCM's Bachelor of Physical Education in Adapted Sport Education gives you the professional knowledge in both physical education and special education to pursue a graduate degree or land a career in your chosen field.

Your Physical Education degree is customized to your interests and goals, giving you the flexibility to create your own career path. You’ll take coursework that includes hands-on experiences and life-changing moments.

Some of our most popular courses include:

  • Adapted Physical Education: Work directly with students with disabilities as a part of your Sport Education degree.
  • Education of the Exceptional Child: Learn methods and techniques for teaching exceptional children and gain professional knowledge through a field experience.
  • Special Projects in Coeducational Physical Education: Participate in an individual or group study in special areas of interest to you.

Graduate with the knowledge and skills to recognize and demonstrate best practices in working with and teaching special populations. You’ll gain experience in addressing problems related to the professions of adapted sports, health promotion and health care.


Excellence in Physical Education

  • Physical Education degree program graduates from the University of Central Missouri successfully get jobs, with a placement rate of more than 90% in public and private schools.


Unique learning opportunities in the Adapted Sport Education degree program

At the University of Central Missouri, you can pursue hands-on opportunities with the Physical Education degree in Adapted Sport Education through faculty collaboration, field-based course activities and internships. 

  • Internships: Develop skills for your chosen career pathway. Students in this Sport Education degree have worked in a variety of settings, including schools, community organizations and nonprofits such as Special Olympics.
  • Facilities: Work with technology and equipment in our gyms and state-of-the-art spaces, including the Human Performance Lab, Biomechanics Lab and Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab.
  • Adapted Physical Education: Work with our THRIVE students with disabilities in a movement setting and create unforgettable moments.

When you take your learning beyond the classroom, you’ll be better qualified for competitive physical education jobs and better prepared for graduate school and other career advancement possibilities in the field.


What can you do with a Physical Education degree in Adapted Sport Education from UCM?

A Physical Education bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri can help you get a job immediately after graduation or get into grad school. 

By specializing in Adapted Sport Education, you could work in the public school system as a paraprofessional or pursue a variety of other career paths, including teaching and coaching. 

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Financial assistance options for your Adapted Sport Education degree

A Physical Education degree from the University of Central Missouri is worth the investment, no matter which career path you choose. UCM offers a variety of resources to help you finance your college education, such as scholarships, assistantships, grants and awards. 

In addition to affordable tuition, we offer several scholarships for students pursuing a Physical Education degree, including Adapted Sport Education.


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Take your degree further.


With an Adapted Sport Education degree from UCM, you can specialize in a field of study through graduate programs such as:

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