Health Promotion teaches Special Olympics athletes the importance of improving and maintaining enhanced wellness and self-care. These screenings use interactive educational tools and displays and demonstrations during their assessments in three key areas:

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) based on height and weight
  • Blood Pressure (BP)
  • Bone Mineral Density (BMD)

Why Health Promotion?

This discipline uses a fun, interactive and engaging environment to show athletes that even small changes in their behavior can help them improve and maintain good health and sports performance.

Health Promotion Fact Sheet 

Criteria for Clinical Director

Individuals interested in acting as a clinical director for Health Promotion events should have the following qualifications/skills:

  • Dietician, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Physical Therapist, Health Educator or individual with Public Health background
  • Ability to work with local program to determine event opportunities
  • Recruit and train volunteer health professionals
  • Obtain equipment, supplies and athlete giveaways
  • Assist local program in completing Healthy Athletes‘ Capacity Grant Application
  • Set up and supervise Healthy Athletes venue
  • Collect and report data
  • Program evaluation

Clinical Directors: Gerri McKay

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming involved in our Health Promotion screening events, please contact Katelyn Sheridan at krs@sonj.org.