- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- PE 130A
- Course Title:
- Adaptive Physical Education I
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
- Lab hours:
- Special Fee:
Provides exercises that deal with with acute or chronic injuries or disabilities to improve fitness, health and overall wellness. Covers knowledge and skills needed to perform safe and proper group and individual fitness exercises. Introduces activities adapted to disabilities to promote and emphasize cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Students will supply clothing. Loose fitting comfortable exercise clothing is required along with appropriate athletic style shoes. In the swim class, students provide swim suits. Swim goggles or aqua shoes are often helpful. Students may be asked to provide communication from physicians or other medical professionals who might assist with planning an appropriate exercise program. Both the exercise classes and swim class are conducted with small groups of students. Some exercise routines are individual while others may be performed with other students or with the other students or the entire class.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Adapt exercises learned in class to improve overall physical fitness throughout their lifetime.
2. Adapt physical fitness activities including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness and
3. Assess community group and individual exercise programs appropriate for their various
injuries or disabilities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Individualized pre and post testing with record keeping
Exercise records and logs
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Appropriate pre and post testing
Appropriate cardiovascular fitness program
Appropriate muscular strength and endurance exercises
Appropriate flexibility exercises
Adaptive equipment and special assistance
Appropriate warm up and cool down routines
Appropriate rehabilitation goals and exercises
Complete appropriate pre and post testing
Participate in ongoing fitness program to include appropriate exercises for cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility training.
Participate in regular warm up and cool down routines
Participate in individualized rehabilitation exercises
Demonstrate safe progressions
Maintain testing and routine exercise records
Reevaluate goals and program as needed