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Adaptive PE Course Descriptions

Adaptive PE Course Descriptions

ADAPT 300 Adapted Physical Education

Units: 1 - 2

Hours: 9 - 18 hours LEC; 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Evaluate, analyze, and accurately asses fitness levels appropriate for student's limitations or disabilities

ADAPT 332 Adapted Aquatics

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Analyze and examine various methods of water exercises including swimming, and perform them within their individual limitations.

ADAPT 333 Adapted Shallow Water Aerobics

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: Although swimming skills are not needed, it is suggested that students are comfortable in an aquatic environment.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Examine and analyze various methods of exercise, in shallow water, and perform them within
their individual abilities.

ADAPT 334 Adapted Deep Water Aerobics

Units: 1

Hours: 9 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

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.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1. Discuss, analyze and understand methods of exercising in deep water and demonstrate skills within their individual abilities.

ADAPT 336 Motor Development for the Physically Challenged

Units: 1 - 2

Hours: 9 - 18 hours LEC; 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Evaluate, analyze, and accurately assess current fitness levels.

ADAPT 339 Walk and Wheel

Units: 2

Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

A statement from a health care professional verifying the disability, contraindications, and recommended activities.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1. Evaluate personal physical limitation(s) and/or challenge(s), devise a plan and comprehend the importance of living as actively as possible.

ADAPT 495 Independent Studies in Adapted Physical Education

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).