Normally scheduled classes and activities at all locations will resume on Friday, January 19. Due to the recent weather closures, the deadline for making schedule adjustments (Drop/Add period) has been extended until Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. The final fee payment deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m. Further information on any additional changes to the spring calendar will be forthcoming.

Adapted Physical Education Certification


The Kinesiology and Health Studies Department at Southeastern is one of few programs in Louisiana offering courses leading to add-on teacher certification in Adapted Physical Education (APE). 

Teachers certified in Health and PE may pursue an add-on certification in APE by taking a few specific courses. They may be taken as undergraduate or graduate-level courses. Those wishing to pursue a master's degree may incorporate APE coursework into the MA in Health and Kinesiology.


Courses required by the state of Louisiana for add-on certification in APE

*KIN 321: Motor Learning
*KIN 431: Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
*KIN 491/591: Introduction to Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities
KIN 492/592: Perceptual Motor Development of Individuals with Disabilities
KIN 493/593: Physical Education for Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Other Impairments
KIN 494/594: Curriculum Development for Adapted Physical Education 

SPED 200/600: Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities

* Most undergraduate degree programs in Health & PE include courses meeting these requirements.

If you have completed all 21 semester hours as listed above and wish to receive a formal evaluation for the purpose of obtaining additional certification, you must send your official transcripts(s) with a completed Change-of-Action Packet to the Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Teaching Certification and Higher Education.  If you have any questions concerning this procedure, you may call 1-877-453-2721.

All of the APE-specific courses (491/591, 492/592, 493/593, 494/594) are offered on a rotating basis as evening courses and/or during the summer session.

For those interested in pursuing the MA in Health and Kinesiology, APE coursework may be included in the Kinesiology concentration. This concentration would include a total of 36 hours (12 courses):

6 hours       Statistics and Research Methods
9 hours       Primary Emphasis (APE)
6 hours       Secondary Emphasis
6 hours       Secondary Emphasis
9 hours       Electives (may include APE and SPED coursework)

Areas for Secondary Emphasis are: Exercise Physiology, Health Studies, Motor Behavior, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sport Management.