Pam Patterson comes from a 25 year extensive background in health, fitness, sports, recreation, and therapy. Pam teaches adapted swimming, adapted water exercise, adapted fitness and strength conditioning, adapted stretch, adapted sports, and adapted outdoor education and recreation in our Adapted Kinesiology department. Pam also coordinates the annual Junior Athletic Wheelchair Sports Camp (J.A.W.S.) held on our campus. Pam also teaches Adapted Sailing Clinics at Westwind Sailing at Dana Point Harbor.
Pam is extremely active in any outdoor adventure. She is most passionate about providing opportunities for people with challenged abilities. You will always find her promoting awareness, raising funds, and volunteering her time in many charity events. Because the Outdoor Education and Recreation class that Pam developed and implements is so successful she started "Specialized Outdoor Adventure Recreation" an outdoor adventure program for adults with disabilities or specialized needs. Visit the website for more information: www.soarclub.us
Her motto is, “You never know until you try.”
M.S. Recreation Administration, California State University at Long Beach, 2010.
B.A. Kinesiology - Adapted Physical Education, California State University at Long Beach, 2008.
A.A. Physical Education – Saddleback College, 2004
Wilderness First Responder - Wilderness Medicine Institute, 2012
Adapted Aquatics Instructor - AAPAR, 2012
Massage Therapist Certificate - Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, 1997
Fitness Specialist Certificate - Orange Coast College, 1991
Certified Emergency Medical Technician – Saddleback College 1996
C.P.R./F.A./A.E.D.- A.H.A. - current
Certified Adapted Sailing Clinic Instructor-Westwind Sailing
N.A.U.I Scuba Certified
American Canoe Assoc. Paddle Safe Paddle Smart Certified-current
24 hour Fitness - Group X Instructor Training, 2004
California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (C.A.H.P.E.R.D)
California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disabilities (C.A.P.E.D.)
United States Handcycling Federation
International Mountain Bike Association-IMBA
United States Cycling Federation-USCF
San Onofre Surf Club
National Parks and Recreation Society
California Parks and Recreation Society