Title

To Inspire and Excite the World: The History and Mission of the Paralympic Movement

Date

5-29-2014 3:30 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 5:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Willamette Room

Department

Graduate Studies

Session Chair

Amber Deets

Session Chair

Bill Hamlin

Session Title

Graduate Programs Poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Amber Feist

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to educate Western Oregon University students and faculty about the history of the Paralympic movement and its holistic benefits for individuals with disabilities. The Paralympic movement has had a dynamic history founded in recreational rehabilitation and has exponentially grown into the premier international athletic event for people with disabilities. As a platform for athletic excellence, the Paralympics have empowered individuals with disabilities with the self-determination to represent their home nations and communities. The foundations of the Paralympic movement can be found within local volunteer clubs. These clubs provide essential mentorship and adaptive equipment for athletes with disabilities that result in greater inclusion and overall health benefits for all participates.

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May 29th, 3:30 PM May 29th, 5:00 PM

To Inspire and Excite the World: The History and Mission of the Paralympic Movement

Werner University Center (WUC) Willamette Room

The purpose of this presentation is to educate Western Oregon University students and faculty about the history of the Paralympic movement and its holistic benefits for individuals with disabilities. The Paralympic movement has had a dynamic history founded in recreational rehabilitation and has exponentially grown into the premier international athletic event for people with disabilities. As a platform for athletic excellence, the Paralympics have empowered individuals with disabilities with the self-determination to represent their home nations and communities. The foundations of the Paralympic movement can be found within local volunteer clubs. These clubs provide essential mentorship and adaptive equipment for athletes with disabilities that result in greater inclusion and overall health benefits for all participates.