Adapted Physical Education Resources for Teacher’s Toolbox

Adapted physical education is physical education that has been modified so it is appropriate for students with disabilities. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004), all students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) should receive effective physical education services.

SHAPE America recommends that an adapted physical education specialist provide the instruction and/or consultative support to the general physical education teacher for a student's IEP.


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Classroom-ready & teacher-friendly resources you can use right now to help your students on the path to health and physical literacy. Learn more



SHAPE America Journal Articles
JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Physical Education for Children with Visual Impairment or Blindness
January 2019
50 Million Strong for All: Universally Designing CSPAPs to Align with APE Best Practices
September 2017
Strategies: A journal for Physical and Sport Educators
Strategies for Connecting Activities in Physical Education and the Classroom
November / December 2019

Tools & Templates