Adaptive Exercise Clinic

Adaptive Exercise Clinic

(Formerly the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program)

A semi weekly program serving residents of the Mid-Willamette Valley

  Langton Hall, room 12/13

Strength in movement

The Adaptive Exercise Clinic is a space created for adults with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s and other disabilities to come together and be active.

Each participant receives a customized workout plan fit to their physical activity goals. Participants are paired with student volunteers for maximum accessibility and guidance. The clinic organizer provides oversight to all participants.

“I always feel better when I exercise regularly, so the structure and routine of class motivates me to stay as active as I can.”

- Program Participant

Research shows benefits

Research indicates that appropriate exercise can improve fitness and influence health. These benefits include improved

  • aerobic conditioning
  • strength and endurance
  • psychosocial health
  • independence and functional mobility

Exercise is one aspect of an appropriate health plan, and many other factors contribute to optimal health. Your physician can provide guidance on diet and other aspects of your health plan.

The Power of Adapted Physical Activity

Growing up a multi-sport athlete and playing collegiate football, Winston Kennedy, DPT now inspires patients and students in Oregon State University's Adaptive Exercise Clinic.


We work with each participant to develop an appropriate exercise program that will contribute to maintaining and improving functional performance and independence.

Exercise is one aspect of an appropriate health plan, and many other factors contribute to optimal health when you have multiple sclerosis.

Your doctor can provide guidance on diet and other aspects of your health plan.

“I have learned about MS on both a scientific and personal level. These amazing people have taught me about patience (mine) and diligence (theirs)!”

- Student Volunteer

Clinic Participation

The clinic is open to all people with multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s and other disabilities. A medical release from your doctor is required to participate.

  • Get an exercise program that works for you.
  • Receive one-on-one support from OSU students and faculty.
  • Meet twice each week for one hour on the OSU campus.
  • Interact with others in a safe, relaxed, fun environment.

Conveniently located

The clinic is located on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Participants meet in Langton Hall, room 12/13. Permits are available for nearby parking. ADA parking at Oregon State

“The exercise helps maintain muscle and joint flexibility – and improve my physical and mental health.”

- Program Participant


Participants pay $88 per academic term (roughly 3 months) to cover parking and clinic costs.

Scholarships are available.

Sign up through Faculty Staff Fitness.

“When I was diagnosed, I learned that building core strength would be critical to deal with the effects of MS. Finding out that this class was available really gave me a positive boost – the exercise helps me keep physically strong and stay positive.”

- Program Participant

Clinic administration

This clinic evolved from the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program developed in 1999.

Graduate students studying Adapted Physical Activity provide direct supervision for program participants.

The clinic is currently part of the Faculty Staff Fitness program at Oregon State University, which is managed by Nikki Kurth.

Nikki serves as administrator of this clinic, and Nick Fraser manages its day-to-day operations.

“The individual attention I receive is essential for regular, positive exercise.”

- Program Participant


Please fill out the AEC medical release form (pdf) and bring to first session, or email completed form to Nick Fraser.

   Register for AEC

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

“We experience the progress together... small steps are cause for big celebrations!”

- Lacey Smith, Graduate Student


If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out and send the following forms to Nick Fraser


Have questions? Let us know how we can help.

Email: [email protected]

Adaptive Exercise Clinic
College of Health
Oregon State University
123 Langton Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331