What is U-FIT?
U-FIT is a family-centered program designed for children and youth with special needs. We provide physical activities in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere that will help individuals reach their goals! By working along side skilled volunteers, the program is designed to build friendships, increase self-esteem, improve motor skills and levels of physical ﬁtness while ultimately having fun in a nurturing environment. The key to the success of the U-FIT Program is through family involvement of those who participate. U-FIT tries to meet the goals and needs of the family that is as diverse as the participant.
Who can participate in U-FIT?
Children involved in the program range in age from 3 to 18 years and have a wide variety of disabilities. Participants receive 1:1 instruction from trained students at the University of Utah. Siblings are also encouraged to participate and have the option of having their own volunteer for special 1:1 attention for the evening or participate in group activities.
Where and when are U-FIT activities held?
The activities are held on Friday evenings from 6pm to 8pm in HPER complex and in the HPER swimming pool. You can park in the lot just north of the HPER complex. The program follows the University academic calendar but does not meet in the summer.