Healthy Athletes

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The Basics

Since officially launching in 1997 as a Special Olympics program, Healthy Athletes has grown to provide a multitude of free health screenings for Special Olympics athletes. It has now become the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities. Healthy Athletes strives to improve athletes' ability to train and compete in Special Olympics competitions.

Health Examinations

Healthy Athletes offers health examinations in seven main areas: Fit Feet (podiatry), FUNfitness (physical therapy), Health Promotion (better health and well-being), Healthy Hearing (audiology), Opening Eyes (vision) and Special Smiles (dentistry).

In addition to the health examinations that will be conducted at Fall Fest at Villanova, Healthy Athletes sponsors a Healthy Habits fair which provides information on sun safety, hydration, nutrition, bone health, and physical activity. Exercise classes such as Zumba, Yoga, and general stretching will be held throughout the weekend thanks to our Active Athletes program!

Healthy Athletes Schedule

We believe that healthy lifestyles are crucial to the success of the athletes and encourage everyone to come to Driscoll Hall during Fall Fest 2016!

Click here for videos from the United States Department of Agriculture about how to choose healthy meals!

Click here for more information on Special Olympics Pennsylvania's Healthy Athletes initiatives!

Feel free to contact healthyathletes@villanovaspo.com with questions, concerns, or suggestions for this year’s Fall Festival!

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Helpful Links

Want to see some pictures of last years Olympic Town and Opening Ceremonies? Excited to Compete in this year's Fall Festival? Preview Competition Information and the Schedule.

•  Young Athletes Program

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COMPETITIONS

•  Bocce

•  Long Distance Running

•  Power Lifting

•  Rollerskating

•  Soccer

•  Volleyball