wheelchair racers at CAF Youth Paratriathlon Camp 2018_image

Many athletes dream of playing their sport on the collegiate level and individuals with physical disabilities are no different.  Opportunities are growing as more institutes of higher learning promote inclusivity among athletes at their school.

Options include:

Blue Square Bullet Schools with dedicated adaptive sports programming

Blue Square Bullet Schools with an inclusive program that provides training and competition opportunities alongside non-disables

Blue Square Bullet Schools that provide adaptive sports opportunities that allow individuals to compete under the school’s name, though the individual might not be a student

Blue Square Bullet Schools that provide recreational or intramural adaptive programming

 

List of Colleges with Adaptive Sport Programs

(last update August 2019)

Samantha and Steve are Athletes at the University of Arizona

 

We will continue to update this page as more schools incorporate adaptive and inclusive opportunities for students with a disability. If you know of a school that is not on this list, we’d love to hear from you! Please email programs@challengedathletes.org and tell us about any college or university that provides adaptive sport opportunities.

 

 

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

 

San Diego State University

Adaptive ambulatory track events and wheelchair tennis

 

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

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 Michigan

Athletes with disabilities train with able-bodied peers. Scholarships available

 

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