San Diego State University Adapted Athletics was created to provide student-athletes with disabilities the opportunity to excel in athletics and academics at the collegiate level. Started in 2018 as the first competitive, collegiate adapted athletics program in the state of California, SDSU Adapted Athletics is housed in the Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, in the College of Health and Human Services. SDSU Adapted Athletics currently offers training and support for student-athletes in Ambulatory Track and Field and Wheelchair Tennis. Future programs include Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Track and aquatic sports such as rowing and paddling. SDSU Adapted Athletics is proud to announce that in only its first year and in its very first collegiate event, the program’s wheelchair tennis team earned 2nd Place at the 2019 USTA Wheelchair Tennis Collegiate National Championships.
The future of SDSU Adapted Athletics is bright. In addition to a focus on attracting additional student-athletes to join the ambulatory track and field and wheelchair tennis teams, SDSU Adapted Athletics will focus on securing more permanent financing of the program and the introduction of additional sports, such as wheelchair basketball, para-triathlon and various aquatic sports.