Course: Physical Education for Children with Autism

Course Dates: Monday January 6 – Friday, March 27, 2020

Cost: $515 plus required text that you purchase on your own. Additional cost of $165 if you choose to purchase the optional 3 graduate credits from Adams State Univ.

College Credit: Optional 3 graduate credits from Adams State University, Alamosa, CO. You will register with ASU and the extra cost is $165 ($55 per credit hour) payable to ASU

Instructor: Dr. Martin Block, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Who Should Take: Physical Education and Adapted PE specialists who want to learn about the challenges and best practices when teaching children with autism. It is beneficial if you have worked with children with autism in a PE/physical activity setting. Dr. Block will ask you to complete your assignments with these children in mind.

Book (Required): Block, M.E. (2016). A teacher’s guide to adapted physical education(4th ed.). Baltimore: Paul. H. Brookes. ISBN: 978-1-59857-669-6 (purchase on your own)

Course Purpose/Description: This is an asynchronous, online course. Students will receive an email Sunday evening each week with a reminder of the topic of the week, readings,
assignments related to the topic including discussion questions and due dates. Students can progress through the readings and assignments at their own pace during the week.

Assignments: 7 major assignments including creating a plan and assessing children with autism, creating a visual support, learning about the STEP Model, discussion board posts,
writing a behavior plan and finishing with a 30 multiple-choice final exam.

Grades: A-F


  • Flexibility – Complete assignments at your own pace during the week
  • Earn college graduate credit from the comfort of your own home
  • Put credit towards your teacher licensure renewal (check with PD Coordinator)
  • Affordability – Total for entire course including text and optional credits from Adams State Univ. would be less than $750!

What you will get out of the course:

Optional 3 graduate credits are available from Adams State. ASU admission is not required, just register and pay for credit with special link provided during course.

What you need to take the course:

Required textbook, Access to the Internet using a computer/tablet and ability to view videos, PDF and Microsoft Word and Power Point documents.

To Learn More Contact Mark Manross at PE Central

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