The Master's Program in Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge, with elective courses focused in Adapted Physical Activity, prepares future health & fitness professionals who can make significant impact on the quality of life of people dealing with special needs, such as disabilities, chronic medical conditions, post-operation recovery, and aging-related health issues. Knowledge and techniques acquired in the program lead students to successfully develop, implement and evaluate adapted physical activity programs for individuals with various special needs. Students also learn how to conduct scientific research and apply research outcomes to providing evidence-based interventions. All courses and practicum are offered at the internationally recognized adapted exercise center, the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity. The Center has been providing outstanding adapted fitness programs for people with disabilities for over 40 years, as well as training many kinesiology students and health professionals.