Welcome to the Kinesiology,
Health and Wellness Division

The Kinesiology Program at Los Angeles Harbor College is dedicated to the support of the mission statement as presented by the Los Angeles Community College District and the Los Angeles Harbor College.

As one part of a comprehensive, well-balanced educational experience, Kinesiology provides our students the opportunity to enhance their mental and physical abilities through lecture and physical activities, as well as intercollegiate sports.

Meeting the demand of our multicultural populations the Kinesiology Department offers courses that have the potential to positively touch, steer, and impact students’ lives which will help students achieve knowledge, healthful living skills, critical thinking, and problem solving for future success.

The Adaptive Kinesiology program serves the ever-changing needs of the community’s diverse special needs population. As for people with special needs the program is designed to ensures a progressive exercise therapy and a safe environment by promoting skills and activities for lifetime fitness, wellness, mobility and quality of life.

Improve Your:

Muscular Strength                        ¨ Cardiovascular Endurance

¨ Posture                                            ¨ Perception

¨ Coordination                                   ¨ Emotional Well-Being

¨ Quality of Daily Living                    ¨ Social Skills

¨ Self Esteem                                     ¨ Get in shape

¨ Feel Better                                        ¨ Have Fun

¨ Earn College Credit

Authorization for Participation: Individuals with disabilities need a medical prescription from a physician to participate in Adaptive Kinesiology classes and programs. Form is provided by the instructor.

Courses Offered:

KIN. 045 Adapted Fitness

Individualized exercise program covering basic elements of physical fitness and training principals.

KIN. 046 Adapted Strength Training
Emphasis placed on strength training techniques

KIN. 048 Adapted Aerobics
Develop muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.

KIN. 049 Adapted Cardiovascular Fitness
Development of cardiovascular endurance through the use of bicycle erometers, treadmills and hand cranks.

KIN. 050 Adapted Exercises for Back Disorders
Individualized routine including stretching, resistive exercise and cardiovascular fitness.

KIN. 051 Adapted Sports and Games 
Designed to develop gross motor skills and facilitate participation in life-long activities; designed to enhance self-esteem and social interaction.


All persons with any special needs are encouraged to enrolled!

For more information please contact:​

The Adapted PE Office at 310-233-4351


Visit the Special Programs and Services Office

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

in Café 108   (310-233-4620)

Contact Information

Nabeel Barakat, Division Chair
PE/Wellness 147, (310) 233-4351

Vacant, Division Secretary

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