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Adapted Physical Education

How to Assist in APE

Click here for a summary of responsibilities and expectations of being a student assistant in the APE program.

Click here for Adapted Physical Education Exercise Assistant Training Manual.

Click here for Adapted Physical Education Exercise Assistant Quiz.

The Adapted Physical Education program depends on trained student assistants who are interested in, and willing to work with, people with disabilities in the exercise classroom. No previous training is necessary. Students that assist in the program are typically those looking for first hand experience working in a field that serves individuals with physical disabilities. Many go on to become

  • physical therapists
  • physical therapy assistants
  • massage therapists
  • occupational therapists,
  • recreation therapists
  • kinesiotherapists
  • adapted physical educators
  • fitness trainers
  • physical educators
Many others continue their education in completely unrelated fields.

We are looking for assistants who enjoy working with people. The skills and understanding related to assisting are taught on the job training. Volunteers are welcomed on a case by case basis. If a prospective assistant wants to know more about assisting, contact Larry Bloom.

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Adapted Physical Education Gym: PE-13
Office: AT-209
Contact: Karen Jimenez
Phone: 408.864.8885 sizeplaceholder


Last Updated: 1/27/12