The School of Physical Education and Tourism Management's Adapted Physical Activity Clinics help people with disabilities improve their overall physical, cognitive, and social function. The three clinics also provide a service learning opportunity for PETM students, who get real-world experience as they work directly with clients. A community board of advisors promotes the clinics, raises funds, and guides program services.
Adapted Physical Activity Clinics
The IUPUI Adapted Physical Activity Clinics (APAC) offer family-centered, community-based physical activity programs for all individuals with disabilities. We believe quality physical activity and exercise equip people with enhanced opportunities for healthy, independent, and dignified living.
Utilizing undergraduate kinesiology students and trained volunteers who are educated in best-practice service delivery, we are committed to providing clients with specialized individual programming that meet their specific needs.
Transforming lives and empowering individuals with disabilities through adapted physical activity.
56%of people with disabilities do not engage in any physical activity
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.