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SHSU Partnership With HISD Special Education Provides Unique Experience

July 18, 2023
SHSU Media Contact: Mikah Boyd

By Sarah Burchett

For the past 13 years, Sam Houston State University’s kinesiology program has partnered with Huntsville Independent School District’s Department of Special Education, working together to positively impact both SHSU and HISD students. The partnership was initiated by SHSU professor, Jose Santiago, and HISD coach and teacher, Jason Elliot. The program is now led by professor Min Kim.

Students enrolled in this Academic Community Engagement (ACE) course, Adapted Physical Activity, begin the semester by learning guidelines for adapting physical activities to the needs of students with disabilities. HISD students are then bussed to the SHSU Recreational Sports Center where the SHSU kinesiology students help to enhance their motor, fitness, and social skills.

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