Guam - The University of Guam Physical Education, Health and Sports Studies program in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and University of Hawaii Manoa Department of Kinesiology and Leisure Science in the College of Education were recently awarded a $1.2 million Personnel Preparation grant from the U.S Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Dr. Kelle Murphy, who is the Coordinator of the Physical Education program at UOG will serve as one of the Co-Project Investigators on the grant.
Project APEPI (Adapted Physical Education for Pacific Islanders) has been funded for a five year period (2011-2016). The goals of the grant are to increase the number of highly qualified teachers providing regular and adapted physical education services to P-12 students with low incidence disabilities in American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, and the rural areas of Hawai’i.
Interested students will apply and enroll in the University of Hawai’i graduate program in Adapted Physical Education. This is the only program offering a Masters in Adapted Physical Education in these areas.
Graduates of the program will be trained in Adapted Physical Education and will be able to offer appropriate physical education services as mandated by Federal guidelines throughout the Pacific Islands.