21 Colleges with Adaptive Sports Programs

Finding information on collegiate adaptive sports programs can be tricky.   To make things a little easier, below is a list of 21 colleges who make promoting their adaptive sports programs a priority.


Adaptive Collegiate Sports

Auburn University– wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, accessible strength and cardio machines available, and handcycles for recreational use

Ball State– power soccer and wheelchair basketball

Edinboro University– men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball, Adaptive Intramural and Recreational Sports program includes swimming, bowling, exercise programs, and snow tubing

Indiana State University – Purdue University Fort Wayne– wheelchair basketball

Michigan State-recreational sports include adapted fitness centers, swimming, goalball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair floor hockey

Ohio State– adapted programs include aquatics, fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor adventure (canoeing/kayaking/hiking/backpacking), indoor climbing, and personal training

Oregon State University– club wheelchair basketball program

Penn State University– Ability Athletics and Adaptive Club Activities include wheelchair basketball, Run, Walk & Roll races, seated volleyball, adapted soccer, Paralympic experience events, and sled hockey

Portland State University– Inclusive Recreation program features an overnight ski trip, wheelchair basketball tournaments, adaptive climbing, adaptive swim, goalball, and an adapted gym

Southwest Minnesota State– wheelchair basketball

Texas A&M– wheelchair basketball, wheelchair football, wheelchair soccer, beep baseball, and sitting volleyball

UCLA– wheelchair basketball, adaptive cycling, adaptive tennis, and warm water activities

University of Alabama– wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis

University of Arizona– Adaptive Athletics Program includes men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball, quad rugby, tennis, track and road racing, and hand-cycling

University of Central Florida– wheelchair basketball, goalball, swim lessons, and a student assisted workout program with adaptive rock climbing

University of Illinois– men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball with summer camp program available, and men’s and women’s wheelchair track

University of Missouri– wheelchair basketball plus a team-fitness room with state of the art facilities for weight training and conditioning

University of New Hampshire – Northeast Passage– sled hockey, quad rugby, and power soccer plus a wide variety of recreational sports including archery, court sports/Paralympic bocci, and cycling

University of Texas @ Arlington– wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, cycling, fitness, track & field, swimming, table tennis, and bocce ball.

University of Wisconsin Whitewater– men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball and intramural sports including wheelchair basketball and football

Wright State University– Adapted Recreation Program includes adapted aquatics, intramural football, soccer, basketball, and baseball

Many thanks to GRIT (Global Research Innovation & Technology) for compiling this great list. Contact the school in which you are interested to learn more about the specific adaptive collegiate sports program!

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