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 mission of the Adapted Physical Activity Clinics is to provide quality individualized physical activity programs that support the health and wellness of people with disabilities throughout their lives.
The clinics are family-oriented programs offered in a community-based setting and are designed to be accessible and affordable for all. They offer a wide range of physical activities that emphasize mobility and function in order to maximize independence and quality of life.
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.