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Adapted Physical Education Specialists - 25-2059.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Adapted Physical Education or Adapted Physical Activity Specialist
  • Adapted Physical Education Specialist
  • Adapted Physical Education Specialist-Workshop Leader
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher
  • Certified Adapted Physical Educator
  • Physical Education Teacher

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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Tasks

  • Adapt instructional techniques to the age and skill levels of students.
  • Advise education professionals of students' physical abilities or disabilities and the accommodations required to enhance their school performance.
  • Assess students' physical progress or needs.
  • Assist in screening or placement of students in adapted physical education programs.
  • Attend in-service training, workshops, or meetings to keep abreast of current practices or trends in adapted physical education.
  • Communicate behavioral observations and student progress reports to students, parents, teachers, or administrators.
  • Establish and maintain standards of behavior to create safe, orderly, and effective environments for learning.
  • Evaluate the motor needs of individual students to determine their need for adapted physical education services.
  • Instruct students, using adapted physical education techniques, to improve physical fitness, gross motor skills, perceptual motor skills, or sports and game achievement.
  • Maintain inventory of instructional equipment, materials, or aids.
  • Maintain thorough student records to document attendance, participation, or progress, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Prepare lesson plans in accordance with individualized education plans (IEPs) and the functional abilities or needs of students.
  • Provide adapted physical education services to students with intellectual disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic impairments, or other disabling condition.
  • Provide individual or small groups of students with adapted physical education instruction that meets desired physical needs or goals.
  • Provide students positive feedback to encourage them and help them develop an appreciation for physical education.
  • Request or order physical education equipment, following standard procedures.
  • Review adapted physical education programs or practices to ensure compliance with government or other regulations.
  • Write or modify individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with intellectual or physical disabilities.
  • Write reports to summarize student performance, social growth, or physical development.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Assist students with special educational needs.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Encourage students.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • Teach physical education.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Instructor, Physical Education