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Adapted Physical Education National Standards


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APENS and Professional Standards for Physical Education
How to Use This Manual
Using the Web Study Guide
Frequently Asked Questions

Standard 1. Human Development
Understand cognitive development
Demonstrate knowledge of language and cognitive development through the lifespan
Understand essential concepts related to social or affective development
Understand theories of moral development in children and youth
Understand different personality theories as they relate to human behavior
Demonstrate knowledge of factors influencing development

Standard 2. Motor Behavior
Understand motor development
Understand motor learning
Understand motor control

Standard 3. Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology Principles
Neural Control
Muscular Concepts
Cardiorespiratory Factors
Respiratory Factors
Body Composition
Environmental Effects
Exercise Prescription and Training
Bone Growth and Development
Neuromuscular Function
Human Skeletal Articulations
Neck and Upper Extremity Movement
Spine and Pelvis Movement
Lower Extremity Movement

Standard 4. Measurement and Evaluation
Standardized Procedures
Types of Scores
Standard Scores
Indicators of Relationship Between Performances
Normal Curve
Descriptive Values
Measures of Position
Test Characteristics
Pretest Planning
Performance Standards
Data Gathering
Performance Sampling

Standard 5. History and Philosophy
Educational Reform

Standard 6. Unique Attributes of Learners
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Emotional Disturbances
Hearing Impairments
Intellectual Disability
Multiple Disabilities
Orthopedic Impairment
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disabilities
Speech and Language Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Impairments Including Blindness

Standard 7. Curriculum Theory and Development
Curriculum Design
Evaluate Curriculum Appropriateness
Needs Assessment
Curriculum Objectives and Content
Learning Experiences

Standard 8. Assessment
Legislative Issues
Decision Making
Skills Required of the Assessment Team

Standard 9. Instructional Design and Planning
Curriculum Plan
Units and Lesson Plans
Technology Applications
Assistive Devices
Mobility Devices

Standard 10. Teaching
Teaching Styles
Teaching Behaviors
Applied Behavior Analysis Principles
Preventative Strategies
Increasing Behaviors
Decreasing Behaviors
Other Management Methods

Standard 11. Consultation and Staff Development
Administrative Skills
Group Dynamics
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Psychological Dimensions
Consulting Models

Standard 12. Student and Program Evaluation
Student Outcomes
Program Operations
Consumer Satisfaction

Standard 13. Continuing Education
Professional Growth
Current Literature
Professional Organizations
Teaching Certification

Standard 14. Ethics
Understand the need for professional standards
Understand and value appropriate professional conduct
Understand the need to advance the professional knowledge base
Advance the profession

Standard 15. Communication
Parents and Families
Public Relations
Roles of Other Professionals
Team Approach

Appendix A. National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities
Appendix B. How the Adapted Physical Education Standards and National Certification Examination Were Developed
Appendix C. Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix D. APENS 2018 Evaluation and Review Committee Members

About the Author

Luke E. Kelly, PhD, is a certified adapted physical educator and is a professor of kinesiology, holder of the Virgil S. Ward endowed professorship, and director of the graduate programs in adapted physical education at the University of Virginia. He has 38 years of experience working with public schools in evaluating and revising their physical education curricula to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Dr. Kelly has written extensively about the achievement-based curriculum model, assessment, and the use of technology in physical education. Dr. Kelly has served as the president of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) and directed the NCPEID adapted physical education national standards project from 1992 to 1999. Dr. Kelly is a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology (formerly the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education). He has also received the G. Lawrence Rarick Research Award and the William A. Hillman Distinguished Service Award from the NCPEID. His hobbies and interests include fly-fishing, reforestation, and building projects.

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