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Center of Achievement

becky o'brien, center of achievementIt is with great sadness that we at the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity at California State University, Northridge announce the passing of retired (2017) Center Client Coordinator, Becky O’Brien. She passed away on July 28, 2022, comforted by her loving husband, daughters, family and close family friend. Read more about Becky O'Brien, including information about a Celebration of Life.



Covid-19 Update for the Center of Achievement/Brown Center

We want you to know that the health and wellbeing of all is our top priority and we are closely monitoring the pandemic concerns. It is important that we prioritize the safety of our community members, faculty and staff, students, and visitors. That’s why we are practicing and enforcing best practices for social distancing and self-isolation in the midst of this ongoing health situation.

As you know, safety recommendations including those for our clients, their caregivers, students, faculty and staff have been changed in accordance to the CDC, our state and local governing agencies in addition to the protocols for Institutes of Higher Education (IHEs). We encourage you to stay safe and healthy. This includes practicing safe social distancing.

Unfortunately, there is no telling when things will be “back to normal” in any sense. This means operations will continue to be modified and limited during this time. The most important thing is to make sure that we are operating in a safe environment. Visit us on our website at for updates on how we are managing safety. You can also view CSUN and LAC DPH COVID 19 websites for additional information. We’re available to answer your questions and respond to any concerns, though do keep in mind, the response time might be a little longer as we continue to get more information. We’re working diligently to adapt to new circumstances while planning for the future. We’re all in this together, learning together, and adapting together. Our clients have always been the heart of our center. We’re grateful to you, your ongoing support, and that you’re doing your part to keep everyone safe.


Center of Achievement/Brown Center



The Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity has been providing internationally recognized adapted fitness programs for people with disabilities since 1971. The Center brings hope and restoration to people with special needs in a caring and motivating environment. 

The Center of Achievement offers both aquatic and land-based therapeutic exercise programs for individuals with special needs while training students and professionals in health and rehabilitation-related fields. The unique combination of academic programs and service-learning opportunities has contributed to making the Center one of the most successful programs in the nation. In addition, the Center is committed to providing evidence-based interventions and extending scientific knowledge to a larger community through clinical research.

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