Health Promotion and Kinesiology Certificates

Adapted Physical Education

The undergraduate APE certificate, available to undergraduate students pursuing teacher certification in EC-12 Physical Education, aims to increase the number of entry-level APE teachers in Texas and across the United States. Completion of this certificate will prepare you to deliver effective physical education instruction to students with disabilities and will increase the graduates' marketability; as school districts are able to hire them to fulfill more than one need for the district (i.e., certified to teach general and adapted PE). Students who complete this certificate program will be eligible to take the exam to earn a National Certification in Adapted Physical Education through the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID).

KINS 3123
KINS 3121
Adapted Physical Activity
and Adapted Physical Activity Lab
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games3
KINS 4821Motor and Physical Assessment of Individuals with Special Needs Internship1
KINS 4822Assessment in Adapted Physical Education2
KINS 4801Disability Sport Internship1
EDSP 3203Learners with Exceptionalities3
Total SCHs14

Outdoor Adventure Leadership

The School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology is seeking approval to close this certificate effective June 2023.  Interested students should meet with an advisor prior to applying or enrolling in related coursework.

The Outdoor Adventure Leadership Certificate will provide learning opportunities through practical experiences that will build specialized skills that can be utilized in outdoor activities including climbing, camping, hiking, and challenge course facilitation. Students who complete the program will have the knowledge and skills to be a leader in outdoor adventure organizations such as parks and recreation, churches, university outdoor programs, educational settings, and many other outdoor activity-based programs.

The certificate program is open to all TWU students.  In addition to a classroom learning environment, students will participate in outdoor activities that will encourage leadership, group dynamics, conflict resolution, communication, organization, and teamwork. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting through an outdoor leadership immersion course.

Required Courses
KINS 1311Physical Activity: Personal Fitness1
KINS 1441Physical Activity: Aquatics1
KINS 3132Advanced Skill Development and Methods of Teaching Outdoor Adventure Activities2
KINS 3303Leadership through Experiential Activities3
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology3
KINS 4903Special Topics (Wilderness First Responder)3
KINS 4903Special Topics (Outdoor Leadership Immersion)3
Total SCHs16