This concentration prepares the physical education major to work with children, youth and adults with disabilities. The program focuses on physical education to meet the physical and motor developmental needs as well as the sport, dance and leisure challenges of special populations. The concentration prepares graduates for career opportunities in rehabilitation centers, clinics, hospitals and social agencies as well as private and public schools. Opportunities for practical experience are provided through off-campus field experiences as well as the university-sponsored Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic.
A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.