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Master of Science in Kinesiology

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Online Degree for Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology Expertise

A.T. Still University’s Master of Science in Kinesiology is a post-professional degree designed for working health and fitness professionals. This online degree is focused on developing experts to be clinical leaders in kinesiology, exercise science, health and fitness.

In this exceptional online master’s program you will develop skills to help lead your community and advance your practice. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in functional anatomy, exercise physiology and kinesiology, behavior change, functional assessment and exercise program design.

Offered through the College of Graduate Health Studies, this graduate level online Kinesiology degree focuses on evidence-based research allowing clinicians working with clients, patients and populations to immediately apply what they’ve learned. The program elevates sports medicine, exercise and fitness professionals by enhancing knowledge, skills, and abilities in the design and maintenance of exercise science programs, and serves as a valuable source of credibility to health professionals, athletic organizations, educators, club owners, coaches, and fitness department managers.

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As a post-professional exercise science program, this broad-scope health and fitness degree was developed to build on the foundation of your experience in exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics or related fields. A bachelor’s degree is required, and prospective exercise science students must be a health, wellness, sport, or fitness professional with at least two years of experience, or be a training professional with an NCCA accreditation or a licensed healthcare professional.

Students pursuing this Kinesiology degree will choose one of the four specialty tracks based on your unique interests and aptitudes: Sports Conditioning, Exercise and Sports Psychology, Geriatric Exercise Science, or Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation. A dual track option is available, allowing students to enroll in two of the specialty tracks.

Exercise & Sports Psychology

The Exercise & Sports Psychology track combines the science and practice of the psychology of exercise, mental health and performance to teach students the principles of creating programs that trigger behavior change and maximize long term adherence. Courses include Psychology, Physical Activity and Health; Exercise and Mental Health; Applied Sports Psychology; and Principles of Adherence and Motivation.

Geriatric Exercise Science

The Geriatric Exercise Science track provides learning opportunities for fitness professionals to focus on the physical and psychological principles of exercise and movement science among older adults. Courses include Physical Dimensions of Aging and Physical Activity; Psychosocial Dimensions of Aging and Physical Activity; Exercise Prescription for Older Adults; and Motivational Strategies for Physical Activity among Older Adults.

Sports Conditioning

The Sports Conditioning track combines current knowledge and practice in sports conditioning to enable students to develop advanced training programs for athletes. Courses include Measurement of Sports Fitness; Muscular Fitness Development; Speed, Agility, and Quickness; and the Science and Practice of Metabolic Conditioning.

Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation

The Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation track is designed to provide the allied health care and fitness professional with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to design and implement exercise programs for individuals with musculoskeletal and movement dysfunction. Courses include, Human Movement Dysfunction, Functional Assessment for Development of Corrective and Post-Rehabilitation Exercise Programs, Post-Rehabilitation Exercise, and Corrective Exercise Programming.

Adaptive Sports

The Adaptive Sports track is designed to provide the allied healthcare and fitness professional with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively work in the adaptive sports field, including program management, coaching, strength and conditioning, health care services, and advocacy. Courses include, Introduction to Paralympic and Adaptive Sport, Establishing and Managing an Adaptive Sports Program, Assessment of the Para Athlete, and Comprehensive Adaptive Sport & Activity Analysis.

The online Kinesiology degree program contains 42-credit hours of study (45-credit hours with a dual track option): including a week-long conference at the ATSU Human Movement Institute.

Consisting of a four-day residency in Mesa, AZ, location of ATSU’s Arizona campus, the Human Movement Institute is a unique and valuable opportunity to perform hands-on, cutting-edge work and learn the latest concepts and methodologies from industry experts. The Institute provides opportunity to obtain face-to-face practical mentoring while building relationships with peers and faculty to develop important contacts and attain the insights you need to excel in your field.

As a graduate of ATSU’s Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program, you will gain industry-wide respect, and enjoy access to ATSU’s network of world-class faculty and alumni.


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  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Recognition +

    • The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational programs that have met, and continue to meet, educational guidelines recommended by the NSCA.

      The Graduate Studies Program recognizes colleges and universities that offer at least a Master’s degree related to strength and conditioning and/or sport performance. For successfully meeting established criteria, the NSCA officially recognizes A.T. Still University’s Graduate Program in Kinesiology as a Graduate Studies Program.

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  • Career Advancement+

    • The fitness industry in the United States is a million dollar industry that continues to grow exponentially. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fitness workers held 261,100 jobs in 2008 and the employment of fitness workers is expected to surpass the averages for all occupations in 2010. This is a unique industry in which kinesiology professionals are able to make a direct difference and change peoples’ lives.
  • Student Insights +

    • “I enrolled in ATSU’s Kinesiology program so I could help others move better, move more, and move pain free after injury or illness. As a medically retired firefighter, I know how devastating an injury can be, how stressful surgery is, and how the road to full recovery is often bumpy and complicated. ATSU’s program in Kinesiology has given me the tools and biopsychosocial perspective I need to effectively help others along their journey to optimal rehabilitation and peak performance.”
      ~ Joletta Belton, Contributing Writer at National Tactical Fitness Greater San Diego Area

Master of Science in Kinesiology Degree Faculty

The kinesiology faculty you will learn from include renowned experts in the field, including researchers, authors, elite coaches and a former Olympian. Their research has been published and presented in leading sources around the world and their professional work is cutting-edge. Through its collaboration with leading organizations in exercise, health, and fitness, our online Kinesiology degree program exposes exercise science students to leaders in the field, and innovative ideas for current and future solutions on addressing unmet community health needs.

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      • Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD,  MPH, MBA, MA<br />Dean Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA

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        Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, is the Dean of the College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS) at A.T. Still University (ATSU). He also serves as director of public health at ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH). Dr. Altman has been with ATSU since October 2006.

        Dr. Altman graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch (DDS) in 1983. He completed his Master of Public Health degree at the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1989 and became Board Certified in Dental Public Health in 1999. Dr. Altman completed his MBA at the University of Phoenix (2002) and a MA in Bioethics from Midwestern University (2004). He graduated with a Doctor in Health Science (DHSc) degree in March 2012 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University (ATSU-ASHS) and his EdD from Southern New Hampshire University in March 2016.

        Dr. Altman has worked for The City of Houston, the State of Texas, the State of Arizona, as well as The Principal Financial Group. Dr. Altman’s public health experience includes: serving as President of the Arizona State Board Dental Examiners; serving as President of the Arizona Public Health Association; volunteering with Health Volunteers Overseas (Cambodia and Vietnam); Director of the National Oral Health Leadership Institute; and serving as the Consumer Representative to the Dental Products Panel for the Food and Drug Administration. On May 1, 2012 he was appointed as a Director to The American Board of Dental Public Health and is currently the president.

        Dr. Altman’s research interests are currently centered on public health and higher education. He has published articles in the Journal of Dental Education, Journal of the American Dental Association, Public Health Reports, Special Care in Dentistry, and Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.

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      • Katherine M. Adler, DHA, FACHE<br />Associate Dean of Academic Success and Assessment Katherine M. Adler, DHA, FACHE
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        Dr. Adler is the Associate Dean for Assessment and Student Success at the College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS). She began teaching for the College of Graduate Health Studies in 2006, became the Program Chair for Health Administration in 2009, and became the Associate Dean in 2012.

        Dr. Adler holds a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration and Leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has more than 25 years of varied experience in the not-for-profit health care industry, spending the bulk of her career working at safety-net hospitals in urban Detroit.

        During her tenure in administrative roles, Dr. Adler worked closely with physicians in medicine and surgery, having direct oversight of those departments and subspecialties, and gained extensive knowledge in public health, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences. Through her formal training and work, Dr. Adler has a strong background in health services administration as well as public health. She is a patient advocate, understands the plight of the underserved and underinsured, and has worked to incorporate patient-centered care into the curriculum with the understanding that prevention and whole person healthcare are the keys to a healthy community and society.

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      • Tracie Rogers, PhD<br />Program Chair, Assistant Professor Tracie Rogers, PhD
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        Dr. Rogers has a combination of academic and applied experience in the exercise field. She received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and went on to earn her PhD in Kinesiology, with a focus on sport and exercise psychology, from Arizona State University, in 2003. Dr. Rogers is a consultant and faculty member for the American Council on Exercise where she creates courses and serves as a subject matter expert for curriculum development and continued education.

        Dr. Rogers speaks nationally to fitness professionals and writes extensively on the role of the personal trainer in triggering lasting behavior change and on the creation of exercise environments that promote long term adherence. In addition, Dr. Rogers works with athletes and teams, helping them realize the control they have over their athletic experience and performance. Dr. Rogers is passionate about getting people moving and helping them incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.

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      • Matthew Rhea, PhD Matthew Rhea, PhD
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      • Sarah Johnston, PhD Sarah Johnston, PhD
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Master of Science in Kinesiology Degree Admissions

The Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program will admit human movement, health and fitness, and healthcare professionals with diverse graduate education, work history, and life experiences who have demonstrated capacity to pursue a rigorous course of graduate study and increasingly responsible positions in the health and fitness industries.

Prospective kinesiology degree students are selected by considering the overall qualities of the applicant through application content, academic record, prior experience, letters of evaluation, and personal motivation. In special circumstances, a personal interview may be required.​

Qualified candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree, and be a health, wellness, sport, or fitness professional with at least two years of professional experience, or be a training professional with an NCCA accredited certification (ACE, ACSM, IFPA, NASM, NCSF, NESTA, NFPT, NSCA, Cooper Institute) or licensed healthcare professional (ATC, PT, DC, OT, PA, RN, RD, etc.).

  • Requirements +

      1. Application:
        • Completed and signed admissions application along with a nonrefundable application fee.

      2. Academic:

        • An accredited degree from a university recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (bachelor’s degree for masters programs and a master’s degree for doctoral programs). Applicants who graduated from a university outside the United States may have to provide a degree equivalency evaluation.*
        • Official transcript from the qualifying degree-granting institution. For students using VA benefits transcripts for all institutions attended are required.
        • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at the qualifying degree institution.
        • Some degree programs may require experience or credentialing relevant to the field.

      3. Elements of Success:

        • A current resume.
        • Completion of an essay.
        • English Proficiency **
        • Meet technology requirements.***

      *Applicants who have graduated from a foreign college or university should submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. All course work taken at the foreign institution must be evaluated for American institution equivalence by one of the following services:

      **Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to A.T. Still University’s College of Graduate Studies. Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:

      • Option 1 - English is your first language.
      • Option 2 - Graduated from a regionally accredited four year college/university in the United States with a BA/BS or graduate degree.
      • Option 3 - You are demonstrating your English proficiency by submitting acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

      Acceptable minimal scores for CGHS applications are:
      The Computer Based Test (CBT), Internet Based Test (iBT), or the Paper Based Test (PBT) are accepted. The following are the minimum required score based on test type:

      • CBT - minimum total score of 213 Minimum of 22/Reading Skills section | Minimum of 26/Writing Skills section
      • iBT - minimum total score of 80 Minimum of 22/Reading Skills section | Minimum of 24/Writing Skills section
      • PBT - minimum total score of 550 Minimum of 57/Reading Skills section | Minimum of 61/Writing Skills section

      The TOEFL is administered by TOEFL/TSE Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6151, USA 609. 771.7100. A.T. Still University’s institutional code is 0339. Please be sure to include this information when you submit your application packet. TOEFL Educational Testing Services P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, 609.771.7100
      ***ATSU technology requirements

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Master of Science in Kinesiology Curriculum Overview

This program in exercise science and kinesiology offers an experience-based curriculum that prepares students to be leaders in advanced kinesiology, with expertise in functional anatomy, physiology, human movement, behavior change, functional assessment, fitness and exercise program design.

The online kinesiology degree program consists of 42-credit hours of study: 30 credit hours comprise core course work and 12 credit hours of specialty-track/certificate course work.

  • Curriculum Plan Overview+

    • Curriculum Overview Hours
      Kinesiology Core 30
      Specialized Track 12
      Total 42
      Kinesiology Core Hours
      Core Required Courses (30 credits total)
      5000 Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methods 3
      5001 Motor Control 3
      5002 Exercise Science 3
      5003 Functional Anatomy 3
      5004 Functional Biomechanics 3
      5005 Exercise and Sport Related Nutrition 3
      5006 Summer Institute 3
      5100 Advanced Fitness Nutrition 3
      5101 Advanced Exercise Prescription 3
      5102 Current Topics in Human Movement Science 3
      Total 30
      7000 Research Statistics 3
      Total 33
      Sports Conditioning Track/Certificate Hours
      6000 Measurement of Sports Fitness 3
      6001 Speed, Agility, and Quickness 3
      6002 Muscular Fitness Development 3
      6003 The Science and Practice of Metabolic Conditioning 3
      Total 12
      Exercise and Sport Psychology Track/Certificate Hours
      6100 Psychology, Physical Activity, and Health 3
      6101 Applied Sports Psychology 3
      6102 Exercise and Mental Health 3
      6103 Principles of Adherence and Motivation 3
      Total 12
      Geriatric Exercise Science Track/Certificate Hours
      6200 Psychosocial Dimensions of Aging 3
      6201 Exercise Prescription for Older Adults 3
      6202 Physical Dimensions of Aging 3
      6203 Motivational Strategies for PA among Older Adults 3
      Total 12
      Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Track Hours
      6300 Human Movement Dysfunction 3
      6301 Functional Assessment for Development of Corrective & Post-Rehabilitation Exercise Programs 3
      6302 Post Rehabilitation Exercise 3
      6303 Corrective Exercise Programming 3
      Total 12

Kinesiology Core

  • KINE 5000 Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methods+

    • The objective of this course is to introduce the human movement professional to the concepts of evidence-based practice. Students will learn how to access high quality literature, integrate best research with clinical expertise and client values for optimum care, and will be encouraged to participate in learning and research activities to the extent feasible. The course will provide the human movement professional with graduate level knowledge and skills related to appropriate research methods and study design, conducting a literature review, creating a research proposal, the role of institutional review for human subjects protection, and evaluation of the research literature. Emphasis will be placed upon critical appraisal and application of the human movement literature.

  • KINE 5001 Motor Control+

    • The objective of this course is to examine current theory and research in the neurophysiological mechanisms and control of human movement. Central, peripheral, and combined control of skilled movement and the postural mechanisms underlying voluntary movement will be emphasized.

  • KINE 5002 Exercise Science+

    • The objective of this course is to explore the physiological principles of exercise. Specific topics include the functions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular and neuroendocrine systems, energy expenditure and bioenergetics, and body composition.

  • KINE 5003 Functional Anatomy+

    • The objective of this course is to integrate the foundational knowledge of gross anatomy with structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system during human movement. Emphasis will be placed upon the muscles involved in human movement, describing their proximal and distal attachments, blood supply, innervation, and function in open and closed kinetic chain.

  • KINE 5004 Functional Biomechanics+

    • The objective of this course is to study the biomechanical properties of joint structures and connective tissues, including histology and morphology, with particular emphasis on sport and exercise movements. Biomechanics of musculotendinous structures, joint capsules, ligaments, peripheral nerves, bones, and articular cartilage will be presented.

    • The objective of this course is to learn how to facilitate and educate clients about general nutrition recommendations to maintain health, alter body composition, and improve performance. The course will focus on providing sound advice to clients regarding the nutritional requirements for general health, lean mass gain, body fat loss, anaerobic athletic performance, and aerobic athletic performance.

  • KINE 5006 Summer Institute+

    • The Institute will be comprised of one week of intensive training held on the campus in Mesa, Arizona. Students will participate in lecture/lab situations covering program related information. Guest speakers, representing leaders in the field of exercise science and human movement, will be recruited to present their work to students as well as to interact with attendees. This is a one-time requirement for completion of the degree; however, students are welcome to enroll each year.

  • KINE 5100 Advanced Fitness Nutrition+

    • The objective of this course is to learn advanced concepts of general fitness and sport specific nutrition. Detailed discussions of bioenergetics, advanced nutritional recommendations, supplements and ergogenic aids, weight management, and current fads and trends in the industry will be included.

  • KINE 5101 Advanced Exercise Prescription+

    • This course will provide an overview of comprehensive goal based exercise program design for different populations. The objective of this course is to gain knowledge and skills for building complete exercise programs that are unique to client needs, abilities, and goals, including performing and incorporating subjective and objective assessment results and appropriate medical history information. The integration of exercise principles and behavioral techniques that motivate the participant to be compliant will be emphasized. This course will focus on integrated training and injury prevention techniques through the interdependent relationship of flexibility, core, balance, power, speed, and strength.

  • KINE 5102 Current Topics in Human Movement Science+

    • This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to study and discuss current topics in the areas of health, fitness, and performance enhancement. Topics are chosen based on current trends or issues in the field.

Sports Conditioning Track/Certificate

  • KINE 6000 Measurement of Sports Fitness+

    • This course will cover sport-specific fitness and performance testing. The objective of the course is to enable the student to develop a sport-specific, age-appropriate testing battery, reliably conduct the testing, and correctly interpret the results.

  • KINE 6001 Speed, Agility, and Quickness+

    • This course will cover the physiological basis for speed, agility, and quickness as well as practical methods for developing such qualities among athletes of various developmental abilities. Focus will be put on sport-specific training modes.

  • KINE 6002 Muscular Fitness Development+

    • This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of muscular performance capabilities, differentiate between muscular functions as it relates to sport performance, and develop training programs to enhance specific performance profiles.

Exercise and Sport Psychology Track/Certificate

  • KINE 6100 Psychology, Physical Activity, and Health+

    • This course will cover principles of health psychology and behavior change related to physical activity adoption, participation, and adherence. The objective of the course is for health professionals to develop the knowledge and skills to understand the importance of implementing behavior change strategies as part of all physical activity programs and to be able to develop and implement such strategies. Techniques for incorporating behavior change strategies into fitness programming and health promotion will be taught.

  • KINE 6101 Applied Sports Psychology+

    • This course will examine psychological theories and techniques applied to a sport to enhance the performance and personal growth of athletes and coaches. The key principles of performance enhancement that are directly applicable to all performance endeavors, including sport, business, and persona will be covered. The objective of the course is to understand theory and to teach application of the fundamental psychological skills that are related to peak performance.

  • KINE 6102 Exercise and Mental Health+

    • This course will cover the relationships between mental health conditions and exercise, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, and mood. The primary objective is for health and fitness professionals to acquire an understanding of theories, methods, and experimental literature concerning psychological factors related to exercise participation and well-being. Additionally, the practical importance and application of the current research literature will be discussed along with methods to educate the general population on mental health and exercise relationships.

  • KINE 6103 Principles of Adherence and Motivation+

    • This course will examine the theories of motivation and exercise behavior in relation to the problem of exercise participation and adherence. The primary objective of this course is for the student to develop an understanding of the role of motivation and the determinants and consequences of motivation in the exercise context. This course will provide an in-depth understanding of the role of the fitness professional in building motivation and of how motivation can be used as part of an exercise program to help maximize program success and long-term adherence.

Geriatric Exercise Science Track/Certificate

  • KINE 6200 Psychosocial Dimensions of Aging+

    • A study of the psychological and social aspects of aging including myths of aging, related barriers to physical activity participation, changes in social dynamics, and predictors of successful aging. The impact of regular physical activity on the psychosocial health and overall well-being of older adults will also be examined.

  • KINE 6201 Exercise Prescription for Older Adults+

    • A study of fitness instruction and programming for older adults, including importance of physical activity for older adults, pre-program assessment, prescription for various modes of exercise, and considerations for older adults with specific chronic disease conditions.

  • KINE 6202 Physical Dimensions of Aging+

    • A study of the physical changes that occur with aging including its impact on the various body systems as well as on motor control and physical functioning. In addition, a thorough examination of the impact of regular physical activity on the physical health of older adults will be addressed.

  • KINE 6203 Motivational Strategies for PA among Older Adults+

    • A study of the methods for helping people to develop and maintain physically active lifestyles with specific emphasis on older adults. Theories of health behavior change will be discussed with practical applications for individuals, groups, and communities

Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Track

  • KINE 6300 Human Movement Dysfunction+

    • ​The objective of this course is to examine the relationship between the control of skilled movement and movement impairment and dysfunction. Common movement impairment and dysfunction patterns in skilled movement will be emphasized.

  • KINE 6302 Post Rehabilitation Exercise+

    • The objective of this course is to learn how to design and apply training programs for individuals who are transitioning from a rehabilitative setting to a more traditional exercise environment. This course will provide an overview to a systematic approach for post-rehabilitation exercise. This course will focus on reducing the risk of injury while training and performing activities of daily living along with identifying and applying strategies for program application, communicating goals and rationale, and correlating assessment outcomes with individualized programs.​

Adaptive Sports Track

  • KINE 6401 Establishing and Managing an Adaptive Sports Program+

    • ​Adaptive sport organizations will be examined, including their structure, staffing, and A.T. Still University of Health Sciences funding. Focus will be on integrating the student’s professional education, experience, and goals into administrative aspects of adaptive sports.

  • KINE 6402 Assessment of the Para Athlete +

    • Common adaptive sport participant medical diagnoses and functional limitations will be examined in depth. Focus will be on common sport-related assessments for these athletes to assist in proper program development. The capabilities, physical and psychological resources, assistance required, and other special considerations for physically challenged individuals related to their specific medical diagnosis will be examined in consideration of disablement models.​

  • KINE 6403 Comprehensive Adaptive Sport and Activity Analysis +

    • Adaptive sports and activities will be examined in depth, including the rules, biomechanics, physiological demands, injury epidemiology, injury prevention, and high performance considerations. The capabilities, physical and psychological resources, assistance required, and other special considerations for physically challenged individuals will be examined.

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