About Project Nexus

Project Nexus is an interdisciplinary collaborative project between TWU’s graduate programs in Adapted Physical Activity and Speech-Language Pathology. Project Nexus aims to prepare APE and SLP scholars with the skills necessary for effective teaching and/or service provision to students with disabilities with high intensity needs. Project Nexus is funded by a grant through the Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP, H325K190104).

The components of the project for all scholars include:

Training APE and SLP Professionals

Project Nexus will prepare 40 APE teachers and 20 speech-language pathologists across the five-year grant period.


APE scholars will be supported with:

  • Full tuition (37-credits) paid for the Master of Science in Kinesiology degree with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education including interdisciplinary coursework with SLP scholars
  • Preparation and mentoring for national certification in APE through the Adapted Physical Education National Standards Exam
  • Stipend for APENS books and study materials
  • Travel stipend for professional conference(s)
  • Monthly stipend to support scholars’ professional activities
Learn more and apply as an APE Scholar


Speech-Language Pathology funded scholars will receive:

  • Tuition reimbursement for 10 semester credit hours of coursework within their second year of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree including interdisciplinary coursework with APE scholars
  • Preparation and mentoring for the Praxis Exam for SLP
  • Stipend for instructional material costs for the Praxis Exam for SLP
  • Travel stipend for a state professional conference
Learn more and apply as an SLP Scholar

Page last updated 12:31 PM, March 28, 2022