Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sports Complex for the South Bay's Special Needs Population
by Garalde, Anna Francesca, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 35; 10841680
Abstract (Summary)

Primary purpose of this project was to address lack of resources for the special needs population pertaining to sports and recreation. Well known organizations within the special needs community, Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Club, provide programs for the population with intellectual and developmental disabilities but can only provide so much when it comes to additional resources. For our able bodied athletes, millions of dollars throughout each year are spent in order to make sure that elite athletes in top professional sports organizations are well taken care of. From million dollar stadiums and practice facilities to knowledgeable sports medicine staff and certified conditioning coaches, professional athletes seem to have a wealth of resources. This project proposes the creation of a facility that would provide the same resources as those of the professional athletes to those with special needs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nakajima, Mimi
Commitee: Donlin, Ayla, Shumard, Bill
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Kinesiology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Sports Management, Special education, Kinesiology
Keywords: Developmental disability, Disability, Intellectual disability, Recreation, Special Olympics, Sports
Publication Number: 10841680
ISBN: 9780438603875
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