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Adaptive Physical Education Specialists


Adaptive physical education specialists teach physical education to adults and children with delayed motor development or other physical impairments. Specialists individualize instruction according to the student's age, skill level, and condition. They may screen and place students in physical education programs and monitor their progress by keeping records of their attendance and performance. There are approximately 40,000 special education teachers, including adaptive physical education specialists, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Supervisor, Adapted Physical Education Specialist

Certified Adapted Physical Education Specialist

Adaptive Physical Education Specialist