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Adapted Kinesiology

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Adapted Kinesiology (AKIN) are physical education classes designed for students with disabilities who can benefit from individualized exercise programs. Students are encouraged to maximize their physical potential within the limitations of their disabilities. Activities provide opportunities to transition into other physical education courses, use for college credit, and to function at the highest physical level possible.


A variety of courses are offered for improvement in balance, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Additional courses such as Adapted Bowling and Aquatics are offered during the spring or summer semesters.


Steps for Registration in OCC AKIN Classes:


1. Students must have a medically documented disability and be registered as a student with Orange Coast College. Click here to complete an OCC application.


2. Submit a Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) program application here. Disability verification documentation can be uploaded into the DSPS application or provided directly to the DSPS office.


3. Complete a DSPS Intake meeting with a DSPS Counselor. Appointments must be scheduled in advance with the DSPS front office by calling (714) 432-5807.


4. Register for the specific class(es) through the MyOCC portal


Students will find information on all the classes offered for the semester, by referring to the OCC class schedule found here. AKIN classes are listed under the subject “Kinesiology”.


If the class is closed, please contact Adapted Kinesiology instructor Heather Pecora for additional information. If the student has steps 1 - 3 completed, they may be able to petition to add the class by attending the first class session and obtaining instructor permission.


For more information regarding individualized needs, appropriate classes or class details, and how to become a volunteer for the Adapted Kinesiology program please email Heather Pecora at hpecora@occ.cccd.edu