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Course : Adapted Physical Education

Course Number
KNES 4513
Section Number
Fall 2020
D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 223
Days & Times
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Students will: 

1. Gain knowledge and skills or motor behaviors of individuals with disabilities. SBEC I, SHAPE 2.2a

2. Gain knowledge and skills of the continuum of placement of individuals with disabilities. SBEC 1, SHAPE 1.1.e

3. Gain knowledge of motor skills assessment for individuals with disabilities. SBEC 1 E, SHAPE 5.5.a

4. Learn how to adapt or modify motor skills, physical activity, fitness activities, and/or sports during teaching. SBEC 1 SHAPE 2.2.a

5. Learn the motor skills, physical activities, sports and fitness activities to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. SBEC 1, SHAPE 2.2.1

6. Identify quality teaching of motor skills, physical activity, sports and fitness activities. SPEC iii, SHAPE 4.4.a

7. Increase awareness of current issues and laws in general and adapted physical education. SBEC, X, SHAPE 1.1.f

8. Work hands on with special needs students from WFISD throughout the semester, creating lesson plans and executing games and activities to enhance motor skills, physical fitness and sports. SBEC 3, SHAPE 3.3.d 

Attendance Policy 

All students are expected to attend all classes. If not in class the student will not earn points for that day. Participation points will be deducted for anyone coming in more than 10 minutes after class begins. Any course material or assignments are the responsibility of the student to get and turn in on time if they are absent. See assignment deadline policy

for clarification. If a student is physically unable to participate due to illness or injury, an alternative activity option will be given by the instructor. 

Professional responsibility in the context of this course relates to your ability to come to class and participate actively in class, and with other classmates. You should come dressed as though you are coming to class and on presentation days you should dress professionally. Each day is worth 3-points, on time, participation, dress. 

2 points: Punctual, Participates, Professional 

0 points: Missing any of the above 

No late work accepted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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