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Adapted Physical Education

School of Education Adapted Physical Education Add-on Certification

Graduate Teaching Certification, Undergrad Teaching Certification

Earn your 860 Add-on License

Are you a licensed teacher interested in adding Adapted Physical Education (860) Add-On licensure/certification to your resume? At UW-Stevens Point, we offer a program that fits your life and your schedule so that you can achieve your personal and professional goals.   

Program Benefits  

  • hybrid courses with online and hands-on learning
  • experienced and passionate faculty
  • understand the unique needs of your students
Adapted Physical Education

Why choose the Adapted Physical Education Add-on program at UW-Stevens Point?

Students for this program must already be licensed physical education teachers. This program consists of 13 credits, however previous coursework can count towards this add-on licensure. Most students complete 3-6 of the required credits in their initial physical education licensure program. We will review your transcripts and work with you to determine how many credits you will need. This licensure/certification will help you assess, assist and evaluate the needs of your students to give them the best possible care.

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By the Numbers

Credits (Max)
US Dollars450
Per Credit + Fees

Courses and Requirements

The following courses are required to complete an add-on license to teach adapted physical education (860). If you have further questions, please reach out to Prof. Tim Wright.

​Courses ​Semester Credits Delivery
​PEX 415/615: Advanced Assessment and Prescription in Adapted Physical Education ​Fall Only 3 Hybrid
​PEX 445/740: Advanced Seminar in Adapted Physical Education ​Spring Only 3 ​Hybrid
*PEX 400: Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities
Prereq: Con reg in 401; and P ED 200, 201, 331; admission to School of Education.
​Variable ​3 ​?
​*EDUC 351 or EDUC 755: Teaching Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs in the General/Regular Classroom
Practicum is required. Prereq: Psych 110
​Summer Only 3 ​Online
*In-person options available different semesters

*Most undergraduate physical education degree programs require 3 credits of adapted physical education (UWSP PEX 400, 401) and 3 credits of intro to special needs in the regular classroom (UWSP EDUC 351).
** If you have taken these courses as an undergraduate they will be applied to your add-on preparation. If you have not taken these courses they may be taken at the undergraduate level.

How much will it cost?

Tuition rates are estimated and subject to change.
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Tuition and Costs

We recognize that cost is essential when determining which program is best for you. Tuition, segregated fees, and a distance education fee combine to determine the program’s total cost, and each item is priced on a per-credit basis. There is an additional $25 administrative fee per semester of enrollment. For questions about tuition or more information, please reach out to Student Financial Services.

Students enrolled in an add-on licensure program are considered non-degree seeking and will not be eligible for financial aid. If students combine their Add-on licensure with the master’s in education degree, they are degree-seeking and are eligible for financial aid.

Are you Ready to Apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below.

  1. Apply to the School of Education and submit:
    1. All unofficial transcripts (including transfer credits)
    2. Teaching license
    3. Background check – must be from the last six months.
  2. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a non-degree seeking student. If you are adding the Master’s in Education degree, then you will apply as a degree seeking student.
  3. Once you have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be emailed instructions to set up your student account and register for classes.
  4. Upon completing the UW-Stevens Point Adapted Physical Education add-on program, you can complete your DPI licensing application by following this link: Apply for your add-on licensure/certification through the UW-Stevens Point School of Education.
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Add a Master’s in Education

Are you interested in earning your Master’s in Education? Why not use the credits from this add-on licensure/certification to count towards your degree? The M.S. in Education degree requires 30 graduate credits, and these courses can be used to count towards your degree. Learn more about our master’s degree and how you can earn both a degree and an add-on licensure/certification at the same time.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our instructors consistently achieve exemplary ratings and strive to utilize innovative instructional strategies in an online environment. We are available to assist our students and care deeply about their needs.
Tim Wright

Tim Wright

  • Professor – Physical Education
  • Program Coordinator – Physical Education major, Health Education minor, Adapted Physical Education Certificate
Kristi Roth

Kristi Roth

  • Professor
  • Chair – Common Council
Paul Haas

Paul Haas

  • Assistant Professor – Physical Education
Ann Hockett

Ann Hockett

  • Assistant Professor – Physical Education
  • Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy-Liaison, DPI and University of Wisconsin
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DPI Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

  • The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Wisconsin
  • The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Not applicable
  • The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands