392Thursday, March 15, 2007

10:15 AM-12:15 PMConvention Center:Ballroom III
AAPAR/Adapted Physical Activity Council
Wheelchair Sport: an Overview
Many adapted and general physical educators are unaware of how to maneuver a wheelchair as well as plan activities for students who use a wheelchair. This session will teach participants how to maneuver and assemble a wheelchair. See demonstrations on rules and procedures of various wheelchair sports that can be implemented into your curriculum. Game activity modifications will be demonstrated on how to use various sport skills within the physical education curriculum. Included is an overview of current collegiate wheelchair sports programs in the United States with information about history, scholarships, and wheelchair sports offerings for each program.
Keyword(s): adapted physical activity, therapeutic recreation, youth sports
Collegiate Wheelchair Athletics: An Overview of University Wheelchair Sport Programs in the United States
Brent Hardin1, Margaret Stran1 and David Lorenzi2, (1)University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, (2)Indiana University Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Wheelchair Sport Demonstration
Pamela J. Fontaine, Texas Woman's University, Double Oak, TX, Nancy J. Bridenthrall, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX and Andrea Woodson, Chicago State University, Palos Hills, IL

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