At the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, we believe fitness is for everyone. We offer adapted physical activity programs for youth and adults, partner with Healthy IU to offer wellness programming to IUPUI faculty and staff, work with the Indianapolis community through programs like PARCS, and we are proud participants in IUPUI’s Skills for Independence, Transition, and Employment (SITE) program.
IUPUI-SITE is a transition education program provided in partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)and IUPUI. This partnership enables students with intellectual disabilities to receive transition education for 1-2 years on the IUPUI campus. Students in the SITE program audit classes at IUPUI, building their skills in career preparation, wellness, time management, campus and city navigation, computer skills, and other areas.
PETM is home to IUPUI’s elective physical education courses, which engage SITE students in fitness and wellness classes. Liz Cohen has had two SITE students, Ian and Marcus, in her Fitness Walking class for two consecutive semesters.
Ian enjoys seeing his friends in class, and getting out in the city. A history buff, he often educates his classmates on the city’s landmarks, such as the USS Indianapolis memorial.
Liz says, “This program is truly a win-win situation for both the SITE students and the IUPUI students. They learn so much from each other. Although the SITE participants audit the class, they are treated just like any other IUPUI registered student.”