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Health Programs

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

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

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.

Fit 5

Athletes want to perform their best at every competition. They can do this by being fit. Fit 5 is a plan for physical activity, nutrition, and hydration. It can improve athletes health and fitness to make them the best athlete that they can be.

Team Trainer

Team Trainer Program uses volunteers from colleges and universities to promote social inclusion through physical fitness and sport.

For more information

Contact Jason Merola, Regional Sports Director at 610-850-0449 ext. 4 or [email protected]