Adaptive Recreation gives people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in recreational activities. The Recreation and Wellness Center will host an Adaptive Recreation Expo on February 22 in honor of National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day.

A series of activities will be held for UCF students of all abilities from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Come enjoy the exhibition games presented by the Orange County Clash quad rugby team and the Orlando Magic Wheels wheelchair basketball team held between 4 and 6 p.m. Any participating student will have a chance to try these sports out following each exhibition game.

Schedule of events:

  • 11 a.m.–Group Resistance Class (Group Fitness Studio)               
  • 12 p.m.–Aqua Aerobics (Lap Pool)
  • 2 p.m.–Team Building Games (Multipurpose Court 1)
  • 3 p.m.–Goalball (Multipurpose Court 1)
  • 4 p.m.–Quad Rugby (Multipurpose Court 1)
  • 5 p.m.–Wheelchair Basketball (Multipurpose Court 4)
  • Ashley Hathcock, fitness coordinator for RWC, says you don’t want to miss this event, “The Adaptive Recreation Expo is a culmination of our efforts to reach out to UCF students with disabilities. The RWC is constantly working to improve our facilities and build the programs that service all UCF students. This event is the first of its kind at the Rec Center and we are hopeful that it will bring in students of all abilities. It will be an awesome opportunity for all to see how recreational activities can be adapted so that everyone can participate.”

    The RWC values the provision of quality programs and services that are accessible to the UCF community. The staff is continuously searching for new equipment and developing recreational programs that create an inclusive environment. The center offers wheelchair basketball, goalball, swim lessons and student assisted workout program [some programs are available upon request only].

    Student Assisted Workout Program: The center partners with UCF students enrolled in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program to provide assisted workouts. This program is designed to support students with disabilities in creating and maintaining an exercise plan. Upon beginning the program, each student will receive individualized attention in achieving their fitness goals.

    The RWC, funded by Student Government Association, is persistent in making efforts towards being accessible for all abilities. RWC is a department in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. For questions regarding accommodations, contact Ashley Hathcock at 407.823.2408.