The Adapted Physical Education Program at El Camino College provides fitness opportunities in an educational setting for individuals with disabilities. The program features personalized instruction in fitness and physical skills. Activities include those to improve aquatic skills, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and balance. Exercise programs are designed to accommodate the needs and interests of each student.
Specialized equipment and expert instruction assist students in achieving their fitness goals. Student and staff assistants help instructors provide guidance and assistance for Adapted Physical Education students. Improving the understanding of exercise and its benefits are discussed.
Two indoor heated pools provide opportunities for a variety of activities. The shallow pool allows for swimming instruction and other ambulatory aquatic exercise activities. The larger pool meets the needs of both accomplished swimmers and those who want to improve their level of fitness and swimming skills. Many students enjoy swimming and hydro-exercise because the water creates an ideal exercise environment.
Flotation devices and student assistants ensure safety and success. Concepts in water exercise and swimming are also covered during the classes.
For more information or to attend El Camino College and participate in the Adapted Physical Education Program, contact the Adapted Physical Education office or the Special Resource Center.
The Special Resource Center is a component of El Camino College and serves more than 1,500 students with verifiable disabilities on a wheelchair-accessible campus. Services include assistance technology, counseling, education development courses, interpreters, note takers, and registration assistance.
For specific Adapted Physical Education classes, refer to the school catalog under Physical Education – 400 series.
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