Adapted Physical Education (APE)
The 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. Participation in Adapted P.E. classes can lead to the goal of transitioning to regular P.E. classes through development of skills in using weight equipment, swimming, and movement. Participation also supports students in their overall health enhancing their general college participation. Most Adapted P.E. classes are free for students who meet eligibility for the program.
NOTE: Students in APE who require a personal attendant must provide their own. SRJC does not provide personal attendants.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
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 disability that can be medically verified.
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.
ADAPTED FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT (LAB)
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. A Pilates-based lab class is offered for individuals able to self-transfer to and from the floor.
ADAPTED BODY CONDITIONING
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
- Free weights
INTERESTED IN TAKING AN ADAPTED P.E. CLASS?
Thank you for your interested in Adapted P.E. We have a wonderful team and much to offer to our students. Our program is restricted for students who are eligible for Disability Resources Services at SRJC. Adapted PE classes are free! Please complete the following form. Once we receive the information we will contact you directly to discuss next steps: Adapted P.E. Interest Form