• Adapted Physical Education is a diversified program of developmental activities, games, sports, and rhythms suited to the interests, capacities and limitations of students with disabilities who may not safely and/or successfully engage in unrestricted participation the vigorous activities of the general physical education program, modified general physical education program or in a specially designed physical education program in a special day class. Services are based on need and not generalizations from categorical conditions.

    Role of the Adapted Physical Education Teacher

    1. Instruct students in the development of skills and knowledge that enables them to participate independently to the highest degree possible, based on assessed needs.
    2. Provide consultation and support services including in-service training to regular & special education teachers, school personnel and peers concerning Adapted Physical Education needs and appropriate methods of adaptation for the student that will foster maximum independence and safety.
    3. Works with members of the IEP team (i.e. speech, occupational, physical, orientation & mobility and vision specialists) to provide a functional and meaningful program.
    4. Create a program geared to the assessed needs, goal & objectives, functional levels and motivational levels of the student. 
    5. Prepare and utilize equipment and materials for the development of skill as it is related to Adapted Physical Education (i.e. beeper balls, sponge balls, batting tees, etc.)
    6. Conduct assessment, which focuses on both long and short-term needs of the student.

    Application Process

    Qualified candidates are invited to complete the online application.

    For employment information, contact: Wing Fung at wing.fung@lausd.net

    If you would like further information or have additional questions, please contact Cyndi Martinich, Coordinator at cyndi.martinich@lausd.net.