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Adaptive PE Conference

NWC Adapted PE Conference

One Day Adapted Physical Education Conference
Tuesday, March 13 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Bultman Center, Northwestern College   
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$65 Teachers | $10 Students | lunch included
$95 License Renewal credit | $150 Graduate credit available  (optional credit)


Registration has been closed.

Register by March 9

Active Inclusion For All  

Many students have needs that make active participation difficult, especially in an integrated physical education setting. The challenge for educators is to meet the needs of all students with a successful adapted PE program. 

The NWC Adapted PE Conference will offer attendees hands-on training and strategies to implement immediately into a physical education program. Educators will leave better equipped to address student’s needs that may include movement delays or difficulties, physical or neurological disabilities, health and physical factors, social-emotional disorders, behavior difficulties or cognitive delays. Attendees will learn skills from the perspective of adaptive specialists in therapy, developmental disorders, coaching, teaching, as well as athletes and families working with impairments.

Meet the speakers

Continuing Education Credit Available

Earn 1 license renewal ($95) or graduate ($150) credit.


8:00-8:30 am


8:30 – 8:45 am


8:45– 9:45 am

Keynote: Nate Hinze
Paralympian, Sheboygan Area Middle School athletic director

9:45 – 9:55 am



Morning Breakout Sessions   

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Session 1   
10:55 am - 11:40 am
Session 2   

Lyle Lundgren, Physical education teacher, coach
Creating an Adaptive PE Program

Heath Ter Wee, Physical education teacher, coach   
One-on-One Adaptive PE, Play with a Purpose 

11:45 am– 1:00 pm

Lunch and expert panel  
Expert panel: Nate Hinze, Preston Hobelheinrich, Jon Groskreutz  


Afternoon Breakout Sessions   

1:05 pm - 2:40 pm
Session 3 


2:45 pm - 4:20 pm
Session 4 

Sprout Pediatric Therapy, Libby Van Bruggen, OTR/L and Rachel Brunsting  
Sensory Tools and Strategies for Supporting Children with Developmental Challenges    

Jon and Kauline Groskreutz      
Developing physical fitness in kids with special needs: a parents’ perspective  

Amber Coburn, Northwest AEA Physical Therapist  
Jen Van Otterloo, 
Physical education teacher     



4:30 pm



The NWC Adapted PE Conference is hosted by Northwestern's Education, Kinesiology and Graduate School & Adult Learning departments and sponsored by MOCHA Kiwanis of Maurice-Orange City-Hopers-Alton. 

  Mocha Kiwanis sponsor