Motor Skills Education Program & Clinic

Director: Timothy Mirtz DC, PhD, CAPE

  • Program Philosophy: The belief that all people can learn through play.
  • Program Mission: The mission of the Motor Skills Education Program & Clinic is to offer a curriculum of developmental motor skill activities to children with mild, moderate or profound motor delays as well as special needs children and adults in the community and surrounding area. Another focus of the program is to provide an avenue of embedded practicum training experiences (micro-teaching experiences) for students majoring in health, physical education, exercise science and therapeutic recreation. An ancillary mission of the program is to offer individualized motor instruction through the program’s clinic.
  • Program Objectives: The Motor Skills Education Program & Clinic seeks to improve the motor fitness of children and adults with or without special needs by concentrating on fine and gross motor skills and patterns.  In addition, the program concentrates on the improvement of self-esteem by strengthening the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains through success at play.  The Motor Skills Education Program & Clinic offers children and adults with or without special needs a unique opportunity to enhance their psychomotor, affective and cognitive skills and gain success at a variety of activities.  Though this program, the person with a special need can gain participation in school and social events; and as a result, the goal of overall development of the learning potential of children and adults can be enhanced. 

Adapted Physical Education National Standards

The National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Parents Click Here For: Motor Skills Clinic Handbook