We are UM Adaptive Sports and Fitness.
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Our program aims to increase awareness about, knowledge of, access to, and participation in adaptive sports and fitness among people with and without disabilities at the University of Michigan and in the greater Ann Arbor community.

The Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Championships are Here!

The day has come! The UM Wheelchair Tennis team is competing at the Midwest Championships in Grand Rapids, MI.

Scores should be updated regularly. Click below for more info!

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What's Happening Now

Come get involved with the University of Michigan Adaptive Sports and Fitness program! We would be delighted to have you (that includes community members and those who do not identify as having a disability).

Wheelchair Basketball

Fall 2021 Drop-In Programming has begun!

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30p
Saturday 1:30 - 3:30p


There is no cost to attend and sport chairs are available upon advanced request. Sign up for the mailing list for more information.

Wheelchair Tennis

Fall 2021 Drop-In Programming has begun!

Monday/Thursday 8-10p

There is no cost to attend and sport chairs are available upon advanced request. Sign up for the mailing list for more information.

Track & Field

Fall 2021 Drop-In Programming starts September 8th!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
7:30-9:30p

The Adaptive Track & Field program includes Paralympic athletes competing in various distances and field events.

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Para-Equestrian

If you are interested in working with para-equestrian athletes, you can volunteer with Therapeutic Riding, Inc!

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Drop-In Sign Up

Sign up here to receive weekly emails about participating or volunteering with our drop-in programming.

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Adaptive Sports & Fitness Apparel

Click below to visit the official online store for University of Michigan's Adaptive Sports & Fitness program. A portion of the sales go back to the Adaptive Sports & Fitness program to support the adaptive student-athletes.

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National Championship Finalist Title

Taking second place in our first appearance at the Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis National Championships is a huge success! We had three athletes (Heslop, Kelley, Baxter) recognized with the Academic All American Award as well! We would also like to congratulate Spencer Heslop for his accomplishment of an undefeated Tier 2 Individual Championship Runner Up and Dr. Okanlami for his Runner Up title in the Tier 3 individual competition, as well as Chris Kelley for being recognized with a Sportsmanship Award.

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About

What we do

As a program in the division of student life, directly reporting to the Vice President for Health and Wellness, there are four core areas that the Adaptive Sports and Fitness program addresses that work towards satisfying our mission and vision

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Team

Who we are

To pioneer, grow, and champion our program we have assembled a team of athletes and staff that believe and internalize the vision and mission of our program to be leaders in adaptive sport.

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Adaptive Sports & Mental Health

Adaptive athletes discuss mental health at the University of Michigan

United States Paralympic hopeful Leo Merle joins Michigan ASAF

Leo Merle is the current U23 national record holder in the 5k for his para-athletic classification.

“We’re not going away”: Michigan’s Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program and the fight for access

Despite a near complete lack of institutional support, the program has been able to grow rapidly.

Michigan's Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program: An opportunity to be a part of history

Michigan is building its Adaptive Sports programs to compete with top schools for recognition.

On his Journey to the top, Chris Kelley paves the road for those behind him

Chris Kelley climbed the ranks of men's wheelchair tennis.

‘Disability is not inability’: Michigan’s Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program strives to assert itself

Michigan's Adaptive Sports strives to be an elite program for athletes with disabilities.

2020 Community Forum - Adapted Sports and Recreation Panel

American Academy for CP and Developmental Medicine discusses adaptive sports.

Community Advisor - Cathryn Gray

Cathryn Gray's mission in life is to be an advocate for people with cerebral palsy.

‘Disability is not inability’: Michigan’s Adaptive Sports and Fitness Program strives to assert itself

Michigan's Adaptive Sports strives to be an elite program for athletes with disabilities.