For every student, the path to sports and social inclusion begins with a meaningful physical education experience.
SOLA supports Health and Physical Education through Unified Physical Education (Unified PE) as a general or elective course and Inclusive Physical Education (Inclusive PE) through our Unified Champion Schools resources.
Unified PE focuses on the physical, intellectual and social growth for all students. Students of all ability levels come together through ongoing fitness, sports, leadership, and wellness activities. Engaging in physical activity and sport alongside peers with and without disabilities creates important social relationships.
Additionally, the Unified PE course is structured around the national physical education standards and grade-level outcomes.
Explore the Special Olympics Unified Physical Education Resources Guide for ideas and activities to support a Unified physical education program in your school.
Watch Unified Sports & Unified PE in action to see the type of impact these programs can have on your school and community.
Inclusive PE classes, students with disabilities learn the same curriculum, same objectives, and participate in the same assessments as general education students.
Unified Champion Schools
Unified Champion Schools resources weave the sport and education programs Special Olympics offers into one comprehensive framework. They focus on fundamental and sport-specific skill development and apply those skills to game play in school and the community.
Resources & Training
Contact Brock Banos at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Unified Champion Schools or make requests for professional development trainings.