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Adaptive Physical Education Specialists

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Learn more about physical education by joining or volunteering on a sports team at your school. This will give you the opportunity to see firsthand what physical education teachers do in their work. Adaptive physical education specialists work with people with disabilities and impairments, so it's important to know if this specific field is a good fit for your personality, skills, and interests. Get an internship or part-time job at an education center, hospital, assisted living facility, or any other organization that works with people with disabilities. Visit the Web sites of professional associations such as SHAPE America ( and the National Consortium for Physical Education for People with Disabilities ( to learn more about what's happening in the field.

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