Adapted PE

Adapted Physical Education offers a variety of classes to help students with chronic conditions, disabilities, or limitations due to injury.  The safe and supportive environment provides the opportunity to reach individual fitness and conditioning goals. Classes are not for credit and have no fees.

54 hours

This adapted fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on overall cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility training. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

54 hours

This adapted fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. The course provides an opportunity for students to increase their overall cardiovascular endurance. Individualized programs address the limitations of the student’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong cardiovascular endurance.

54 hours

This adapted flexibility course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course includes instruction in a variety of stretching exercises to enable a student to attain optimal range of motion. Guided gentle muscle stretching and core stabilizing exercises with an emphasis on proper body alignment, breathing techniques, and relaxation are addressed to encourage independence and develop lifelong fitness skills.

54 hours

This adapted non-credit physical education course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This class provides instruction in dynamic water exercises with a focus on the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

54 hours

This non-credit adapted weight training course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on basic weight training and strength development principles. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

27 hours

This non-credit adapted functional fitness course is designed for students with disabilities. Individualized exercise programs are created that focus on the development of core strength, flexibility, and balance. Information is given regarding alternative equipment used for functional training. The programs address the limitations of the individual’s disability. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills

27 hours

This non-credit adapted water movement course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course focuses on the effects of water resistance and buoyancy on movement patterns in water. Individualized swimming programs and water safety are included. Emphasis is on encouraging independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

48-54 hours

This adapted guided movement course is designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities. This course guides students through a series of exercises using a variety of modalities to enhance proper alignment, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. Individual modifications are made as needed. The course encourages independence through the teaching of lifelong fitness skills.

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  • Register with West Valley by submitting the online application for admission:
  • Online Application
  • In person at Admissions and Records
  • Complete an application to DESP at DESP Online Services
  • Register for Adapted Physical Education classes
  • For both temporary or permanent disabilities, students must complete a Disability Verification Form (37 KB)
  • The Disability and Educational Support Program offers counselors to assist students with the college application and registration processes

For more information, please contact: (408) 741-2459

Last Updated 11/3/20