Health and Physical Education: Adapted Kinesiology
The mission of the Health & Physical Education program is to prepare students for lifelong health and wellness and Kinesiology majors for academic pursuits and careers in Health, Fitness, and Sport related industries. We empower all students with the knowledge to discriminate between healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices as well as competence in many and proficiency in a few movement-based skills. We encourage students to explore the personal challenge, self-expression, and social interaction benefits associated with regular physical activity.
The SAC Adapted Kinesiology mission is to
foster the development of knowledge and skills that enable people with
disabilities and chronic diseases to exercise safely, appropriately, and
independently as possible. We increase
student learning and achievement by delivering innovative accommodations and
instructional strategies. We value
partnerships with students, campus programs, and the community which support
the achievement of our long-term goals;
Provide an access
point to the college for community members with disabilities who are seeking a
general education, job retraining, and basic skills development.
Engage students in
building physical strength and endurance necessary for full-time college
attendance & employment.
experiences which aid student’s pursuit in mastery of the institutional core
self-efficacy and personal health responsibility.
Teach students the knowledge
and critical thinking skills needed to adapt a variety of exercises to meet
their current and future fitness needs.
Deliver safe and
appropriate health and fitness information.
Design Learning (UDL) principles and practices within the Santa Ana College of
Health & Exercise Science programs and the surrounding community.