Adapted Physical Education at GCC

Adapted Physical Education classes are offered to students who are registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities. These courses instruct students in knowledge and development of individually appropriate skills related to physical activity, sports, fitness, stress reduction, self-defense and wellness. Students should consult adapted physical education coordinator Dr. Lee Parks to determine which classes are individually appropriate.

Adapted Physical Education Course Descriptions

Not all classes in all disciplines are offered every semester. See the Class Schedule or contact the Kinesiology Division office for offerings in the current semester.

NOTE For up-to-date course descriptions, please refer to the current GCC catalog.

PE 130

130
ADAPTED ACTIVITIES
1.0 Unit
PE 130 is a diversified program of developmental activities for students with disabilities which prevent their participation in a regular physical education program. The emphasis is on the student’s remaining abilities, not their disabilities.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for the Disabled Students Programs and Services.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. (Adapted Physical Education)

PE 131

131
ADAPTED SELF DEFENSE
1.0 Unit
PE 131 teaches the basics of self-defense training. Instruction includes practice in the fundamental techniques, and the philosophy of self-defense for students with disabilities. Students learn the practice of Tai Chi forms to promote body awareness, motor development and the ability to protect and defend themselves.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).

Laboratory 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: PE 134.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. (Adapted Physical Education)

PE 132

132
ADAPTED AQUATICS
1.0 Unit 
PE 132 is a diversified program of aquatics for students with disabilities which prevent their participation in a regular physical education aquatics program. The emphasis is on the student’s remaining abilities and adapting them to facilitate swimming, water aerobics, and aquatic skills proficiency.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).

Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. (Adapted Physical Education)

PE 134

134
ADAPTED WELLNESS AND FITNESS LABORATORY
1.0 Unit
PE 134 is a laboratory physical fitness course for students with disabilities. This course is designed to develop and encourage positive attitudes and habits with regard to cardiovascular efficiency, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Students are assessed in these areas and a personalized fitness program is established.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).

Note: This course is Pass/No Pass only.

Laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisite:None.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. (Adapted Physical Education)

PE 135

135
ADAPTED INDOOR CYCLING FOR FITNESS
1.0 Unit
PE 135 offers students with disabilities instruction in indoor cycling. Indoor cycling is a low-impact, non-weight-bearing physical activity, which enhances cardiorespiratory and muscular performance. The course promotes physical, as well as mental and emotional well-being. Various cycling routines are performed on a stationary spinning bicycle accompanied by both auditory and visual cues.

Note: This course is primarily designed for students who meet Title 5 eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS).

Laboratory 3 hours.

Recommended Preparation: PE 134.

Note: May be taken 4 times for credit.

Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring.

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC. (Adapted Physical Education)