Unified Physical Education is a unique opportunity for students of varying ability levels and backgrounds to come together on equal terms through ongoing fitness, sports, leadership and wellness activities. This course focuses on the physical, intellectual and social growth of all participants. Engaging in physical activity and sport alongside peers with and without disabilities helps to foster important social relationships.
Unified Sport Invitationals
Unified Sport Invitationals are single-day, less competitive opportunities for students to experience the power of Unified sports. While aimed for schools new to the movement, it provides a platform for students to showcase abilities through a fun event. These events are hosted by Special Olympics Minnesota and hosted by individual schools.
Special Olympics Minnesota’s Unified Wellness class is a Unified approach to improving and protecting wellness for people with and without intellectual disabilities. Unified Wellness offers participants a comprehensive, 360-degree look at wellness and the human spirit. Together, athletes and Unified partners are empowered to challenge and change the way they look at diet, daily exercise and lifestyle choices.
Unified Sport competition
Unified Sport competitions are opportunities for students to showcase their athletic abilities through competitive, league-play styled sports. This sport model combines athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. By participating together, athletes and partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and overcome prejudices about intellectual disabilities