To provide an environment of support for adaptive athletes through integration of high-caliber education, coaching, and mentorship. Our multidisciplinary approach embodies the mission of the Associated Students through the combination of competitive sport, innovative research, and community engagement.
San Diego State University Adapted Athletics will create a sustainable network of support to prepare and develop the adaptive athlete for excellence in their personal, professional, and athletic endeavors.
The Paralympic Games is the world’s third biggest sporting event in terms of ticket sales. Started in 1952, as the Stoke Mandeville Games in England by Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the Paralympic Games now take place every 4 years beside the Olympic Games. Paralympics have attracted over 4,000 athletes from over 150 countries competing in over 20 sports.