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Huntingdon Co-Hosts Adapted P.E. Workshop

Huntingdon College

News Release

July 23, 2018
For more information, contact: Su Ofe, (334) 833-4515; news@hawks.huntingdon.edu

Huntingdon Co-Hosts Adapted P.E. Workshop

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will offer an Adapted Physical Education (APE) Workshop on campus for local physical and special educators, Friday, July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15. p.m. The College, the Huntingdon College/Alabama Ability Sport Network, and the Alabama State Department of Education are co-hosting the event.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide specialized training in line with Adapted Physical Education Standards (APENS) toward earning certification in adapted physical education (CAPE). Currently there are only eight CAPE-certified professionals in the state of Alabama, of which Huntingdon College professor Dr. Lisa Olenik Dorman is one. CAPE certification requires three years of experience teaching students who have disabilities and passing the APENS examination.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Timothy Davis, a professor in the Department of Physical Education at State University of New York at Cortland, who serves as the graduate coordinator for adapted physical education, CAPE professor, and director of the Sensory Integration Motor Sensory Lab for the university. Dr. Davis is the national chair of the APENS program and oversees the national standards and certification process in adapted physical education sponsored by the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID). Dr. Davis has partnered with SUNY Upstate Medical Center to develop the Fit Families and Families on the Go programs that address the needs of children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy and their families.

In addition to Dr. Davis, Dr. Dorman will present sessions on teaching students who are in the autism spectrum, as well as other topics. Other presenters are Jennifer Ventress, Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) school nurse administrator; Dr. David Kyle, University of Alabama Huntsville/Ability Sport Network coordinator; and Nancy Ray, health and physical education specialist for ALSDE. The day will culminate in APE sports and inclusive games, 3:15–4:15 p.m. in Roland Arena, Roland Student Center, on the Huntingdon campus. Educators may earn CEU credit for their participation.

The Huntingdon College Department of Sport Science and Physical Education partners with local elementary schools to offer an on-campus clinic for students in the College’s Adapted Physical Education class. In addition, Huntingdon’s Ability Sport Network offers after-school adapted sport programs that meet once per week for middle and high school students who have physical disabilities. Participation is free. Dr. Dorman directs the ASN program.

Huntingdon College is an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. The College embraces the development and growth of its students in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that will enable them to respond to the needs of today’s global and complex world.

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Suellen (Su) Ofe
Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591

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