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Pete's PALS

Last Update:1/27/2017
Contact:Emma Werry
Title:Participant Coordinator
Address:503 N University
West Lafayette, IN 47906
County:Tippecanoe
Phone:812-781-1618
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Website:http://www.purdue.edu/cie/learning/petespals/
Mission
The mission of PETE's PALs is to provide physical activity and aquatic instruction in a safe, inclusive environment. Our overarching goals is to promote physical education for everyone regardless of (dis)ability status.
Program Description

PETE's PALs (Physical Education Teacher Educators Supporting Physical Activity, Learning, and Service) is a Purdue University-based physical activity and aquatics program for children with disabilities in the greater-Lafayette area. Housed in the Faith Community Center in Lafayette, PETE's PALs provides special needs students between the ages of 3 and 18 with 2-hour one-one-one sessions with Purdue University student clinicians. Clinicians are undergraduate and graduate student volunteers who are trained to work with special needs students and individualize the physical activity and aquatics instruction they receive.

Although individual programs vary, a child's program may include:

  • physical fitness activities to improve muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility;
  • body awareness and special orientation;
  • fundamental and motor-patterns and sport skills;
  • swimming and water safety skills; and sensory motor activities.

Program is offered in the greater-Lafayette area only

Financial
Program cost $45.00 per semester, but scholarships are available for families who are in need of assistance.
Services
Recreation (General)/Sports/Aquatics
Counties Serviced
Tippecanoe
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