Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity:
Living well with disability through an active and healthy lifestyle.
Working out in the Pool
Adult lifts weights in the Strength center

COVID-19 Announcement: In an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, UWL has shifted to online classes for the semester. Students are not required to be on campus. We will not have the Adult Fitness Program. Thank you for understanding!


The Adult Physical Fitness Program provides personalized health-related fitness programs to approximately 25 adults with disabilities, ages 18 years and older. Participants exercise in aquatics and/or a fitness center to improve cardiorespiratory function, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition and to further enhance functional daily living motor skills. The program meets year-round in conjunction with the UW-La Crosse academic schedule.

Program Times and Days

Fall & Spring Semesters (mid September - mid May)

Approximately 24-26 sessions are held during the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. 

Available exercise times range from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Semester

Approximately 11-13 sessions aAdult fitness coordinatorsre held during the summer semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Fall and Spring Semesters

  • 2 days/week:  $220.00/semester

  • 1 day/week:  $110.00/semester

Summer Semester

  • 2 days/week:  $110.00

  • 1 day/week:  $55.00


All sessions meet at Mitchell Hall on the UWL campus.

Spring 2020 Session Dates: Feb 11- May 7

No Program March 17 and 19 for UWL Spring Break

No Program April 21 and 23 for National Convention

Application Materials

To enroll an individual in the program, please download and complete the following forms and return them to the Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity Programs, 108 Mitchell Hall, UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601 (do not send any program fees at this time)

If space is available for new participants, we will notify you of acceptance. If space is not available, we will place your name on a waiting list.

If you have any questions, contact our office at 608.785.8690 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday or email Heidi at

For Student Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer with the Adult Fitness Program, please complete an application and return it to Heidi in 108 Mitchell Hall. All volunteers must pass a background check. 

MDP and Adult Fitness Volunteer Application.docx


Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity

108 Mitchell Hall, UW-La Crosse

La Crosse, WI  54601

Phone: 608.785.8690

FAX: 608.785.8172


Woman with a disability works out with two student coaches.