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25-2059.01 - Adapted Physical Education Specialists


Provide individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth, or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
1
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
40,400
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Forecasted Employment
43,300
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Change in Employment
+2,900
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Change in Employment %
+7.2%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Review adapted physical education programs or practices to ensure compliance with government or other regulations.
  • Request or order physical education equipment, following standard procedures.
  • Write reports to summarize student performance, social growth, or physical development.
  • Attend in-service training, workshops, or meetings to keep abreast of current practices or trends in adapted physical education.
  • Write or modify individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.
  • Provide students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
  • Provide individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
  • Prepare lesson plans in accordance with individualized education plans (IEPs) and the functional abilities or needs of students.
  • Maintain thorough student records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Maintain inventory of instructional equipment, materials, or aids.
  • Evaluate the motor needs of individual students to determine their need for adapted physical education services.
  • Establish and maintain standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.
  • Communicate behavioral observations and student progress reports to students, parents, teachers, or administrators.
  • Assist in screening or placement of students in adapted physical education programs.
  • Assess students' physical progress or needs.
  • Advise education professionals of students' physical abilities or disabilities and the accommodations required to enhance their school performance.
  • Adapt instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of students.
  • Provide adapted physical education services to students with intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, or other disabling condition.
  • Instruct students, using adapted physical education techniques, to improve physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, or sports and game achievement.
  • Collaborate with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Education and Training
  • 90%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Psychology
  • 78%
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 English Language
  • 69%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Therapy and Counseling
  • 63%
    Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 62%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Clerical
  • 55%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Law and Government
  • 55%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Public Safety and Security
  • 54%
    Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 53%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Communications and Media
  • 52%
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 Medicine and Dentistry
  • 50%
    Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 Sociology and Anthropology
  • 50%
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 Administration and Management
  • 50%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Patient transport products
  • Electric wheelchairs
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
 Computer printers
  • Computer laser printers
 Field sports equipment
  • Footballs
  • Soccer balls
  • T-ball equipment
  • Softball bats
 Racquet and court sports equipment
  • Badminton sets
  • Basketballs
  • Tennis rackets
  • Volleyballs
 Target games and equipment
  • Archery targets
  • Dart board equipment
 Weight and resistance training equipment
  • Lower body weight machines
  • Upper body weight machines
  • Exercise bands
 Sport accessories
  • Soccer goals
  • Basketball hoops
 Audio and visual equipment
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Digital video disk DVD players
 Toys
  • Beeper balls
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • FacebookHOT
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
 Data management and query software
  • Database software
  • Individualized Educational Program IEP software
  • Student record software
 Information exchange software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft OutlookHOT
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific certifications are listed for this career
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
The licensing information below is organized into sections and is useful for pursuing if you are interested in a career in this field.
No specific licensing information is listed for this occupation in the area you have selected.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Related Programs
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Programs related to this career, offered by participating institution(s), are listed below.

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Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Wytheville Community College
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