Headshot Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster
Associate Professor
Office: Sturzebecker 306
Phone: 610-436-2189
Email: EFoster@wcupa.edu 

Dr. Beth Foster, CAPE (certified adapted physical educator), is an associate professor at West Chester University in adapted physical activity/education (APA/E).  She is the APA/E program coordinator and graduate coordinator of the APE graduate certificate program, the program coordinator for health and physical education majors, and the director of the Adapted Physical Activity minor.  Dr. Foster is also the director for Camp Abilities, which is a developmental sports camp for youth with vision loss that occurs over Memorial Day weekend at WCU.  She is the head coach of Special Olympics Rammies for Soccer and basketball hosted here at West Chester for athletes with intellectual disabilities.  Dr. Foster has presented internationally and nationally at conferences on research and various application-based topics on vision loss/deafblindness, adaptations, and assessment within the field of APA/E and adapted sports.  She completed deafblind intervener training at the Minnesota Deafblind Project.  Dr. Foster was named the 2012 Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance APE teacher of the year and is also English as a Secondary Language certified.  She is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Advisory Committee and is also a special advisor for the Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind.  She is the research chair for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities.  In addition, Dr. Foster has been involved with various adapted sport organizations and disability organizations promoting physical activities, fitness, adapted sports, and aquatics for all individuals with disabilities.