Special Olympics is the world’s largest public health organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID), providing access to free health services for a population with significant, unmet health needs.
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Healthy Athletes is designed to improve athletes’ health and fitness in order to enhance their ability to train and compete in Special Olympics. All of these programs are non-invasive screenings designed to offer additional support at no cost to our athletes and their families. Healthy Athletes is made up of seven disciplines.
Healthy Habits is supplemental stations to Healthy Athletes or conducted in high traffic areas when it is not possible to do Healthy Athletes. Healthy Habits are interactive education stations that help build awareness of how healthy habits affect sport performance and everyday life.
- If interested in hosting Healthy Habits, check out our Healthy Habits Toolkit focusing on:
- Going for Gold: Healthy Habits!: A 6-week Virtual Life Skills Program for Athletes. Click here to view past recordings.
Team Trainer Program uses volunteers from colleges and universities to promote social inclusion through physical fitness and sport.