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ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION OVERVIEW

The mission of Adapted Physical Education at MPC is to meet the special physical education needs of students with disabilities. A special adapted physical education curriculum has been developed which is specifically designed to maintain or increase one's physical fitness level through closely monitored aerobic activity, weight conditioning, stretching activities, and body mechanics training.

 Type of courses offered: 

  • Adapted PE 13 is a general entry class designed for persons who are unable to participate in regular PE class

  • Heart Healthy Exercise 15 is a class designed to provide graded exercise with close monitoring of the heart’s function.

Specialized Equipment:

The Adapted Physical Education Center includes specialized equipment which is universally designed for individuals who have limited mobility. The equipment includes:

  • Accessible Weight Machines (Equalizer, Uppertone, VersaTrainer)

  • Semi-Recument Steppers (NuStep)

  • Monark & Saratoga Arm Ergometers

  • Treadmills (0.l mph to 15 mph)

  • Stationary Bikes

  • Elliptical Walkers

  • Stair Climbers

  • Standing Frames

  • Parallel Bars 

How to enroll in an Adapted Physical Education class:

Students who wish to enroll in Adapted Physical Education courses will need to register in person with Access Resource Center or consult with the instructor prior to online web registration.

Please download an Exercise Referral Form and upon completion submit to the Access Resource Center in the Student Services Building.