2021 Summer/Fall Class Information

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Adapted Physical Education (APE)

DRD Student doing weight training through APEThe Adapted Physical Education (APE) program offers a variety of physical fitness classes that are modified to meet the needs of students with disabilities who could not otherwise benefit from Physical Education classes. Students participating in Adapted P.E. classes develop skills in using weight equipment and strength in swimming and movement that lead to the goal of participation in regular P.E. classes. Participation also supports students in their overall health supporting them in their general college participation.

NOTE: Students in APE who require a personal assistant must provide their own. SRJC does not provide personal assistants.


To enroll in an Adapted Physical Education Class at Santa Rosa Junior College, a student should:

  • Be 18 or older or have completed high school.
  • Have a physical disability that can be medically verified.
  • Obtain a signed medical release from their physician.


Individualized programs will include instruction in water safety, aquatic exercise and basic swimming skills appropriate for students with disabilities. There is an emphasis on encouraging independence and teaching lifelong fitness skills.


Individualized and group exercises will focus on functional motor control, balance, coordination flexibility, developmental movement, and strength and endurance. There will be an emphasis on encouraging independence and teaching lifelong fitness knowledge and skills.


Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on strength training and include cardiovascular endurance and flexibility training. Emphasis on encouraging independence and teaching lifelong fitness skills.

  • Wheelchair accessible equipment
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Bikes
  • Free weights
  • Cybex