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Adapted Physical Education

The Adapted Physical Education Program at El Camino College provides fitness opportunities in an educational setting for individuals with disabilities and features personalized instruction in fitness and physical skills. 

What We Do

Activities in the Adapted Physical Education Program include those to improve aquatic skills, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, and balance. Exercise programs are designed to accommodate the needs and interests of each student. For specific Adapted Physical Education classes, refer to the school catalog under Physical Education - 400 series.

What We Offer

A variety of adaptive equipment is available, including ramps and specialized bowling balls. Students will be instructed on keeping score, bowling terminology, league and tournament play, and skills improvement.

The bowling class is taught at Gable House Bowl. 


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. 

Classes are located in the Adapted Physical Education Fitness Lab (Room PE 30).


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.


Adapted Yoga is geared toward anyone interested in learning about the integration of the body, breath and mind. The class is ideal for students with disabilities. The practice is individualized so that every student can benefit from moving the body in different ways, breathing deeply and integrating yoga philosophy to make positive changes in your lifestyle.


How to Apply

For more information or to attend El Camino College and participate in the Adapted Physical Education Program, contact:

  • Adapted Physical Education Office at 310-660-3593 x3662
  • Special Resource Center (SRC) at 310-660-3295

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 assistive technology, counseling, education development courses, interpreters, notetaking services, and registration assistance.