Motor Development Therapy/Adapted (MDT/APE) Physical Education Concentration
MAHPLS Department - Is this the “right” major and concentration for you?
· Can you distinguish between the various concentrations, e.g., MDT/APE, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Recreation, etc.?
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· Are you familiar with the courses and internships within a concentration?
· Do you know concentrations have internship sites available for senior year?
CHILDREN’S PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTAL CLINIC (CPDC)
· Are you aware of the Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic program?
· Can the Clinic program assist you with your career goals and aspirations?
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PHILOSOPHY OF MDT/APE CONCENTRAION
Motor Development Therapy/Adapted Physical Education is currently one of the most dynamic, challenging and fastest growing areas of study in the Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Department. Since 1975, motor development, physical education, recreation and sport activities have become mandated by federal and state laws for the 45 million children, adolescents and adults with disabilities in our society. For those who cannot perform either safely or successfully in the more traditional programs, the disabled are now guaranteed placement in specially designed developmental, remedial and adaptive physical education and recreation programs, as well as intramural and lifetime sports activities. Such programs can now be found in clinics, hospital and rehabilitation centers as well as public and private schools throughout the country.
MISSION OF MDT/APE CONCENTRATION
The mission of the Motor Development Therapy/Adapted Physical Education Concentration is to prepare professionals who will promote the development of physical, motor, sport and aquatic skills and abilities so that individuals with disabilities can live healthful and productive lives and engage in recreational, leisure, and sport activities of their choice.
PHYSYICAL EDUCATION MAJOR CORE (19)
PHED 100 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3)
PHED 117 Historical/Philosophical Foundation of Sport & Physical Education (3)
PHED 217 Principles of Motor Learning (3)
PHED 318 Socio-cultural Foundation of Sport (3) (Writing designated within the major – should have completed English 101 & 102)
PHED 385 Biomechanics (3) (Required Pre-requisite: PHED 100 and a Math Foundations course; Recommended Prerequisite: completion of any laboratory science course)
PHED 401 Physiology of Exercise (3)
HEAL 102 Health and Wellness (3)
MOTOR DEVELOPMENT THERAPY/ADAPTED PE SPECIFIC COURSES (32)
PHED 324 Physical & Motor Development of Individuals with Disabilities (3)
PHED 397 Children’s Physical Development Practicum (2)
PHED 451 Prosthetics & Orthotics (3)
PHED 494 Advanced Study of Motor Programs for Individuals with Chronic Health Problems
PSC 227 Developmental Psychology (3) (Pre-requisite – PSYC 100 or consent of instructor)
PSYC 355 Behavioral Analysis (3) (Pre-requisite – PSYC 100 or consent of instructor)
PSYC 370 Abnormal Psychology (3) (Pre-requisite – PSYC 100 or consent of instructor)
PHED 498 Field Experience in Physical Education (12)
REQUIRED ACTIVITIES (9)
Total required credits for the BS degree/Motor Development/APE Concentration (63)
Recommended Courses from the Core Curriculum:
BIOL 102 Introduction to Zoology (4) (Should be taken in the first year and before PHED 385 and 401)
PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology (3)
INTERNSHIP AND EMPLOYMENT SITES
FOR MDT/APE CONCENTRATION
Bridgewater State University Students in MDT/APE and Their Completion of Graduate Degree Programs
Bay Path College, OT
*Boston College, O & M
*Boston University, OT, PT, TR
*Brockton Veteran Administration Medical Center, KT
Columbia University, PT
*Connecticut, University of, TR
Georgia, University of, APE
Illinois, University of, TR
*Massachusetts, University of – Boston, O & M
New Hampshire, University of, OT
Northern Illinois University, APE
*The Ohio State University, APE
*Oregon State University, APE
*Penn State University, TR
Quinnipiac University, PT
*South Florida University, APE
*Springfield College, PT, TR
Stanford University, PT
University of Massachusetts Lowell – PT
*Wisconsin State University – LaCrosse, APE
*Worcester State University, OT
* Two or more students graduating from program
APE Adapted Physical Education
OT Occupational Therapy
O &M Orientation and Mobility
PT Physical Therapy
TR Therapeutic Recreation