21 Colleges With Adapted Sports Programs

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Finding information on collegiate adaptive sports programs can be a bit tricky. Oftentimes, this information gets buried on the college website, and digging it up can be an overwhelming task, so we're making it easier. 

Here’s a list of 21 colleges who make promoting their adaptive sports programs a priority:

  • 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

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