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Adaptive Physical Education

The Hartnell Adaptive Physical Education Program is an inclusionary program orientated around the philosophy that a student with a physical or psychological limitation/disability is provided physical education. PEAD 84 is a unique fitness program that features individualized programs of instruction for all individuals with disabilities – short or long term. Instructor designed exercise programs for each student based upon their APE assessment and their health care professional’s recommendations and referral.

The primary goals are to increase functionality; strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance by using range –of-motion and progressive resistance through machines/exercises.

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Adaptive Fitness Exercise with Cardiovascular Emphasis

All of the components of a fitness program are taught, including the basic principles of warm-up/cool-down exercises, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility/range-of-motion, strength training, posture, body mechanics, balance, coordination, basic nutrition guidelines and stress reduction techniques.  Available equipment includes treadmills, stationary bicycle, recumbent bicycle, weights and machines, ellipticals, stair stepper, nusteps, and arm egometer.

Instructor Contact Information:

Melissa Stave 
Phone: 831-755-6876
Fax: 831 770-6189
email: mstave@hartnell.edu

Physical Education Department
Phone: 831-755-6830
DSPS Department
Phone: 831-755-6760