The directive below is intended to prevent/block the ability to execute PHP files in a particular directory.
<Directory ~ "/uploads/"> <Files "*.php"> Require all denied </Files> </Directory>
Directory and are used to enclose a group of directives that will apply only to the named directory and sub-directories of that directory. Any directive that is allowed in a directory context may be used. Directory-path is either the full path to a directory, or a wild-card string using Unix shell-style matching. In a wild-card string, ? matches any single character, and * matches any sequences of characters. You may also use  character ranges. None of the wildcards match a `/' character, so will not match /home/user/public_html, but
Based on the understanding that the directory directive is supported;