Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Department

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration Department

Advisor(s)

Bill Hendricks

Abstract

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disablements. In 1992, Cal Poly redesigned its Recreation Center to make it accessible for all students. However, few programs exist for this population. The purpose of the study was to conduct a needs assessment of Cal Poly recreational sports and programs for students with mobility impairments. In the spring of 2010, a survey was administered and analyzed. Participants indicated their desire to recreate in both inclusive and segregated settings, programs they prefer, and their lack of knowledge about currently offered programs (Activity4All). The findings can be applied to the Recreation Center so programs can become tailored to individual needs. Cal Poly has an obligation to provide additional recreational, sport, and fitness programs to its impaired population. Inclusion and more programs should be offered to encourage change and the promotion of future activities.

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