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Adaptive PE Course Descriptions

Adaptive PE Course Descriptions

ADAPT 300
Adapted Physical Education
1-2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
In adapted physical education, the instructor works under the recommendation/direction of the student' s physician. Class activities are adapted or modified to meet individual needs. Each student performs at an individual level of ability without pressure or competition. Students with both temporary and permanent disabilities are served as well as students with major health problems. Students must have a physician' s statement indicating (a) the disability, (b)specific restrictions, and (c)recommended activities.
ADAPT 332
Adapted Aquatics
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This physical education class is a personal water safety and fitness class adapted for individuals who are physically challenged. The class will be tailored for the individual's abilities and needs. Topics covered will include stroke mechanics, water safety, movement through water, and the use of water for resistive exercises.
ADAPT 333
Adapted Shallow Water Aerobics
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Although swimming skills are not needed, it is suggested that students are comfortable in an aquatic environment.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This class is designed for individuals who are physically challenged and uses the resistance of the water for low impact weight bearing exercise. It will be tailored to each student's individual abilities. The class will include exercises in shallow water; working on cardiovascular endurance and fitness, muscular strength and endurance as well as increase overall flexibility. Students must have a doctor's recommendation on file. No swimming skills are needed or required as students will be in shallow water and use equipment to help with flotation.
ADAPT 334
Adapted Deep Water Aerobics
1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Although swimming skills are not necessary, it is strongly suggested that students enrolled in this course are comfortable in an aquatic environment, especially in deep water.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is designed to allow students with disabilities or challenges, the opportunity to improve their overall fitness through a no-impact, non-weight bearing class in the water. In this class, cardiovascular exercises and endurance will be stressed. Additionally, due to the resistance of the water, students will improve their overall strength and flexibility.
ADAPT 336
Motor Development for the Physically Challenged
1-2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course gives the student individual instruction which promotes and develops overall physical fitness and psychomotor skills. This activity class for the physically challenged includes exercises in flexibility, strength development, aerobic activity and relaxation training. Students must have a doctor's recommendation on file.
ADAPT 339
Walk and Wheel
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: A statement from a health care professional verifying the disability, contraindications, and recommended activities.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed for students who are disabled and/or physically challenged and want to participate in a general physical education activity course. Individualized walking or wheeling programs are designed to enhance cardiovascular and cardio-respiratory endurance. The course also includes specific exercises for muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Small group games and activities are included to promote fitness and fun.
ADAPT 495
Independent Studies in Adapted Physical Education
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
ADAPT 499
Experimental Offering in Adapted Physical Education
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB