Preparation of Leadership Personnel in Adapted Physical Activity

East Carolina University, in collaboration with eight universities throughout the United States, have been selected to receive funding from the Office of Special Education, U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral students in the area of adapted physical activity.

This funding will support tuition, stipends, and conference travel funds for doctoral students from 2019 to 2024. Doctoral scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a nation-wide, multi-site consortium focused on doctoral training in adapted physical activity.


Training Leaders to Improve Education and Health Outcomes of Individuals with High-Intensity Needs: A Multi-institution Mentorship Consortium

Three Primary Facets

(a) bi-weekly online seminars
(b) annual face-to-face summer institute
(c) exchange program

Faculty and Universities Involved

  • Marty Block (University of Virginia)
  • Suzanna Dillon (Texas Women’s)
  • Justin Haegele (Old Dominion University)
  • Sean Healy (University of Delaware)
  • Samuel Hodge (Ohio State University)
  • Sam Logan (Oregon State)
  • Deborah Shapiro (Georgia State)
  • Andrea Taliaferro/Samantha Ross (West Virginia)
  • JK Yun (East Carolina)

For more information, please contact:

JK Yun
Project Director
East Carolina University

Justin A. Haegele
Project Co-Director
Old Dominion University
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