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Professional Preparation Program Directory

A listing of all the professional preparation programs available by state.

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U.S. Department of Education Funded Professional Preparation Programs

Overview of Adapted Physical Education and Therapeutic Recreation Personnel Development Grants

Each year the United States Department of Education-Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Programs (OSERS) awards personnel development grants to colleges and universities to prepare persons in the following categories across many special education areas: leadership (doctoral level); early intervention and early childhood; low-incidence; high-incidence; related services (including therapeutic recreation), speech/language, and adapted physical education.

This federal grant competition is entitled Special Education--Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. The purpose of the program is to: (1) help address state-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children with disabilities, and (2) ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful, needed to serve these children. For further information about this program, see page 258 of the "Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs".

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IMAPA Program Information

The International Master Program in Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) combines the expertise of more than 20 universities and organizations throughout Europe and the world, and offers students comprehensive training and expert knowledge in the many aspects of adapted physical activity.

IMAPA is a flexible program, allowing students to custom design the content of their curriculum depending on the competences they wish to acquire. Students can follow the entire program as KU Leuven students, or fit a number of selected courses within their home university program, while remaining registered at their home university.

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