About Adapted Physical Education

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The APE program offers a broad range of courses to meet the fitness needs of students with disabilities. The curriculum is designed to accommodate personal fitness goals through individual as well as appropriate group instruction.  Classes are held on campus in a large dedicated gym or accessible pool, as well as off-site classes in the community.



Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education

Since 1973

 The Adapted Physical Education (APE) program enrolls up to 400 students a quarter and offers up to 22 classes.

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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education

Exercise Assistants

The APE program has trained classroom assistants and volunteers who work with students in carrying out their individualized exercise program.

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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education

Aquatics

Aquatic classes use dynamic movements to condition strength, build cardiovascular endurance, and increase flexibility.   

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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education

Outdoor Education

The outdoor education course is for students seeking an adventurous and experiential education. 

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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education

Cupertino Senior Center

APE partners with the Cupertino Senior Center (CUPSC) offering a class in the community.   

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Our Mission

The Mission of the De Anza College Adapted Physical Education (APE) program is to provide students with disabilities accommodations necessary for equal and effective participation in Physical Education experiences.

What We Offer

The APE program offers a wide range of courses to meet the fitness needs of students with disabilities. These areas of exercise include:  

On-campus adapted classes

  • Total Fitness 
  • Strength Development
  • Aerobic Swimming 
  • Aquatic Exercise

Off-campus adapted classes

  • Outdoor Education
  • Cardiovascular Training

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Hours and Location

APE PE-13

Building PE1, Gym PE-13
408.864.8465
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