Adapted Kinesiology

Since the program is based upon individual plans, most classes have a wide variety of disabilities. Students have different levels of mobility, balance, strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and joint range of motion. They may work one on one with a student assistant, work in small or large group. Once an assessment has been completed, students will be given a Personal Exercise Plan and begin working towards their class goals. Special adapted equipment may be used for the student's success.

The Adapted Kinesiology Program serves a wide range of disabilities, such as:
Arthritis, Blindness and visual impairments, Brain injury, Cardiovascular and Respiratory conditions, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic back/neck and other orthopedic conditions, Developmental delays, Hip and knee replacement, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Post Polio, Post Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, Temporary conditions such as broken leg, arm or ankle.

Classes Offered

KNEA 1 - Adapted Strength Training

KNEA 2 - Adapted Water Exercise and Swimming

KNEA 3 - Adapted Cardiovascular Conditioning

KNEA 4 - Adapted Stretching and Core Training

KNEA 6 - Adapted Sports

KNEA 8 - Adapted Outdoor Education and Recreation


Testing and assessment of muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, skill-related fitness, and aquatic ability.

Program Information

Who Should Enroll?

Students often join the Adapted Kinesiology classes after they have finished therapy or rehab at a hospital, outpatient physical therapy center, or a home health care program.

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Have disability verified by a physician
  • Be able to profit from the instruction
  • Provide own attendant for personal hygiene needs and dressing
  • Be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate, or have a release from their school district

To learn more, please schedule a time with Instructor Mike Bennett (949-582-4761) to observe a class:

  • See how the class operates
  • Understand logistics such as parking, class and locker room locations, etc.
  • Receive registration forms and paperwork