Adapted Activity Programs

SF State Kinesiology provides a variety of community based adapted physical activity programs to individuals with disabilities in the local community. The clinics are family-oriented programs offered in a community-based setting and are designed to be accessible and affordable for all. They offer a wide range of physical activities that emphasize mobility and function in order to maximize independence and quality of life.

We believe that:

  • Quality physical activity and exercise give people with disabilities opportunities for independence and help them live dignified lives.
  • Quality physical activity and exercise meet the needs of individuals and families.
  • Best practice in physical activity and exercise programming is family driven and community based.
  • Students learn better when actively engaged in community-based programs.
  • Service learning programs involving people with disabilities develop better-prepared professional practitioners.

 This spring there are three programs offered:


SF State Kinesiology Therapeutic Exercise (KITE) Program

Are you transition program teacher, parent, or family member of an young adult with disabilities and looking for a physical activity program for your child? Then the KITE program may be a great option. This Spring, the Department of Kinesiology Adapted Physical Education Program at SF State will host young adults with disabilities to a Therapeutic Exercise Program.

Program Purpose

The KITE program is designed for young adults with disabilities ages 18 and up. Its purpose is to enhance range of motion, maintain muscle strengths, and improve circulation through physical activities in a motivating environment.

Program Format

The KITE program will be offered for one hour on Friday mornings during SP2017. SFSU Adapted Physical Education faculty, Kinesiology undergraduate students, and SF Access program staff are responsible for running the program. Parents are welcomed to come to shareideas.

Program Date and Location

Six sessions will be offered during Spring 2017: February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, & 17. 9:30-10:30 AM.The KITE program will be held in Burk Hall 6, located at San Francisco State University, 1160 Holloway Ave.


Movement Based Social Skills Program for Children with Autism

The goals of the eight week program are to

  • Promote healthy body and mind of children with autism age 5-14 years through gross motor and social skill development
  • Develop motor & social skills
  • Improve self-esteem and develop self-regulation
  • Provide successful learning experiences


Program Date and Location

Time: Mon & Wed 4:15 - 5.30pm from Feb 13th to April 17th 2017. There are no sessions on Feb 20th, March 27th & 29th.
Location: Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center. 207 Skyline Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94132

Important Information

1. Program participant registration will be closed on January 13th, 2017. Please contact Mr. Allen Player at for registration
2. Questions regarding the program: Dr. Jihyun Lee at
3. This is a research-based program and your child’s identity will NOT be revealed in any publications resulting from this study
     • You can opt in by completing some forms and will receive your child’s gross motor assessment results and gift card upon completion of the study
     • You can opt out and your child still can participate in the program
4. Parents/guardians are welcome to participate in the program

SFSU Fitness Programs for SFUSD Transition Students

A collaboration between the APE Program in Kinesiology Department, the Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion class in Recreation and Park Department, and San
Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the goals of the program are to
  • Promote participants’ healthy body and mind through exercise
  • Enhance fitness and increase physical activity level
  • Develop social skills
  • Improve self-esteem and develop self-regulation
  • Provide participants with knowledge of fitness and exercise

Program Date and Location

Location: Mission Recreation Center, 2450 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110


For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Yao at or 415-338-2244.
Parents/guardians are welcome to join the program.


You can download the program flyer here