Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education

First Advisor

Dr. Joseph Winnick


This study was designed to record and summarize accomplishments associated with the adapted physical education program at SUNY Brockport from 1968 to 1993. Information was collected from a variety of primary and secondary sources and accomplishments were summarized as they pertained to four areas related to the adapted physical education program: professional preparation, funded research, athletic services, and faculty. In summary, the SUNY Brockport master's degree concentration in adapted physical education was implemented in 1968 and was the first in the United States. For 21 years between 1971 and 1993 the concentration was financially assisted by the U.S. Department of Education. In 1981, an undergraduate concentration in adapted physical education was initiated. Between 1968 and 1993, three major research projects related to the physical fitness of individuals with disabilities were funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In regard to athletic services, Brockport hosted several games at the county, state, and international levels. In the first 25 years, 10 individuals served as faculty members in association with the professional preparation program. Dr. Francis X. Short served as a faculty member in the professional preparation program, as a researcher on funded research projects, and as a contributor to other service activities from 1979. Dr. Winnick began at Brockport in 1965 and he was responsible for initiating both the graduate and undergraduate professional preparation programs; directing funded professional preparation and research projects, and contributing to on-campus athletic activities for the entire first 25 years of the program.


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