2020 Summit - Small Adaptations for a Big Impact
2020 Summit - Small Adaptations for a Big Impact

ACSM's 2020 International Health & Fitness Virtual Summit Video CEC: Small Adaptations for a Big Impact: Training Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

By Monica Forquer, MS and BS--Exercise Science; ACE cPT, Sr. Mgr. Fitness, Special Olympics International, Washington, DC

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are capable of living active, healthy and productive lives. However, disparities in inclusive fitness opportunities may hinder a person’s capacity to achieve their full potential. Fitness professionals possess the skills set to deliver fitness programming to people with ID, but may lack the confidence to work with special populations. Through this session, professionals will gain confidence in applying their knowledge and skills to provide safe and impactful fitness programming for people with ID. Participants will receive training and resources so they can engage with people with ID in a variety of fitness-related roles.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the health disparities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and the factors that contribute to the gaps.

2. Gain knowledge, skills and confidence for meeting the needs of people with ID in fitness programming, including assessment.

3. Explore Special Olympics inclusive fitness resources.


This course includes an online webinar from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Virtual Summit and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all webinars, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course.

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Available Course Credits

ACSM 3.00

Course Procedure

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