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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Adapted Physical Activity Reseach and Teaching Clinic is a university-based community service program that offers both individualized instruction to children with unique needs. Program emphasis is placed on development and/or remediation of skills in the following areas: gross motor development, health related physical fitness, sport-leisure skills, play-social skills, swimming, and dance-creative movement.

The clinic provides services to school-age children who can benefit from specially designed instruction. Included are those with developmental, sensory, neurologic, mental/learning, orthopedic, or other disabilities. Instruction is also available to a limited number of children without disabilities. The number of children enrolled in the program is dependent upon the availability of NIIU students.

Upon acceptance into the clinic each participant is assessed in the areas of gross motor development, health related physical fitness, and swimming skills. An individualized adapted physical education program, composed of long-term goals and specific short-term instructional objectives, is developed after the initial assessment. Parents, teachers, medical personnel, and others who are involved with the education and training of the participants are encouraged to assist with development of the program. This specially designed program is then implemented by trained student clinicians under the direct supervision of clinic staff members. Individualized program content may include:
  • Gross motor development: Walking, running, throwing, catching, kicking, balance, body coordination, eye-hand coordination, and agility.
  • Health related physical fitness: Muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, and body composition.
  • Sport and leisure skills: Volleyball, basketball, bowling, tumbling, floor hockey, badminton, softball, and soccer.
  • Swimming: Adjustment to water, safety, stroke development, diving, and use of aquatic equipment.