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.