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Course : Adapted Physical Activity

Course Number
KNES 4513
Section Number
Fall 2022
D.L. Ligon Coliseum, 111 (lecture) & 101 (Activity)
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Thursday, December 08, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Course/Catalog Description

A comprehensive study of the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan, adapt and implement developmentally and age-appropriate physical education recreation and sports for individuals with disabilities throughout the lifespan. Exposure and execution of adaptations and modifications to physical education activities, team, individual and dual sports, recreation activities, and disability sports (e.g. Special Olympics, Paralympics, etc.) Lessons with WFISD students will occur each Wednesday during the last eight weeks of class. It is assumed that each student enrolled in this course has taken and passed KNES 3363. Without this prior knowledge coming into the course, students may have difficulty applying the necessary information and practices during the field experience portion of the class. 


Students will:

1.    Gain knowledge and skills or motor behaviors of individuals with disabilities. SBEC I, SHAPE 2.2a- Competency 001a and c Competency 002a and f- TEKS 116.13 6b-1-d. 2 -a and b, 3 a-h, 4 1-c, 5, 6 a-c - TEK 166.26b 1a and b, 2a and b, 3a-g, 4a and b, 5, 6a -c, 7- TEKS 116.26 5b 1a and b, 2 a and b, 3 a -g, 4a, 6b, 7a -TEKS 116.27 6b, 1 and b, 2a, 4a and b- TEKS 166.28 6b 1a and b, 2 a and b, 3 a-d and f and g.

2.    Gain knowledge and skills in 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 - TEKS 116. 13- B1 a-c, 2a-b, 3a, -e, and g- Competency 001e, Competency 010a-i

4.    Learn how to adapt or modify motor skills, physical activity, fitness activities, and/or sports during teaching. SBEC 1 SHAPE 2.2.a -TEKS116.13 1b a-d, 2 a and b, 3 a-g, 6 a-c, 7 -TEKS 116.28-3a-d and f and g, 8a – Competency 003a – 012a

5.    Learn motor skills, physical activities, sports, and fitness activities to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. SBEC 1, SHAPE 2.2.1- TEKS116.13 1b a-d, 2 a and b, 3 a-g, 6 a-c, 7 -TEKS 116.27 4a and b, 6a-c – TEKS 116.278 6a and b, 9a- Competency 0004d, OO5 d, 011c and d

6.    Identify quality teaching of motor skills, physical activity, sports, and fitness activities. SPEC iii, SHAPE 4.4.a - TEKS116.13 1b a-d, 2 a and b, 3 a-g, 6 a-c, 7- TEKS 116.27 3a-c, e-g -TEKS 116.28 6 a-c, 9a


7.    Increase awareness of current issues and laws in general and adapted physical education. SBEC, X, SHAPE 1.1.f – Competency 013b, d, and e

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 - TEKS 116.13 9a- and b, 11 a, - TEKS 116.13 6b-1-d. 2 -a and b, 3 a-h, 4 1-c, 5, 6 a-c - TEKS 116.27 3 a-d and e-g, 4a and b- TEKS 116.28 6 a and b, 8a, 9a

9.    The ability to alien TEKS where appropriate in lesson plans. (See addendum: A)

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 including no derogatory logos/wording on shirts, pants, or shorts, and no hats or sunglasses in class. Tennis shoes must be worn when class is held in the gymnasium or when working with individual students. Clothing should be clean, neat, and appropriate for the setting, including footwear. When working​ with the WFISD students you will cover your body and dress professionally, as you are working students. If you wear inappropriate clothes to class you will be asked to leave and change. When presenting in front of the class appropriate attire​ includes dress slacks and a button-down shirt or collared shirt for men and dress slacks/skirts and an appropriate blouse for women, unless they wear a dress or business suit. No cell phones, I-Pods, or other technology that distracts from full class participation will be used unless instructed to do so. If inappropriate attire is worn during the class up to 5 points deductions will be taken off for that day's participation/disposition grade. Cell phones will be utilized for the TGMD test and for the use of Flipgrid to video your student. 

Technology Skills

●     Must be able to send and receive email

●     Must be able to create, send and receive Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher or

PowerPoint documents and log in to your Google Account to access Google Sites

●     Must be able to use Desire 2 Learn portal

●     Must be able to download and utilize Flipgrid

●     Must be able to appropriately use internet links and websites

●     Important​!!!! Chromebooks will not work with testing tools like Respondus​       Lockdown Browser and a webcam may be required for tests. 

●     Be sure to review the technology requirements on MSUTexa​s website for online​ students.

●     D2L/Brightspace offers tutorials to help the student become familiar with all of the tools and features of D2L. Students can find those on our Distance Education page.


Communication Policy

●     Before emailing me, make sure to follow the “Three then Me” rule. The “Three then Me” rule says that you search for your answer regarding the course in at least three other places before emailing me. 

●     For example, if you have a question about an assignment, you should consult your syllabus, your grading scale or rubric, or the assignment description on D2L. 

●     Remember, check three sources before emailing me your question. It is very likely you’ll find the answer and not need to email me. If you don’t find the answer and need clarification, feel free to email me.

●     During the week, I will typically respond to your emails within 24-48 hours. Any emails received over the weekend will receive a response no later than Tuesday by noon.


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, and dress.

2 points: Punctual, Participates, Professional

0 points: Missing any of the above

28 X 5= 140 points

  WCOE Attendance Policy

Absence Policy - Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every​ class​ and to stay for the entire​ class. Tardiness, leaving early, and excessive absences​ (3) are considered evidence of a lack of dependability and are taken seriously.

Candidates will receive a grade of F on the third absence. If a candidate is taking ‘blocked’ courses that are taught at a Professional Development School,

Late assignments will not be 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.

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