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Special Olympics International Committee (SOIC)

Responsible for identifying a focal person in each FIP member country and coordinating a worldwide network of volunteer member organization members prepared to support the national and international Special Olympics Healthy Athletes "Fit Feet" screenings and advisory clinics.

The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program is designed to help athletes to improve their training and competition by focusing on overall health and fitness. This is achieved through basic health screenings,educational information and referrals for follow-up care. Athletes have enhanced sports experiences and improved well-being as a result of receiving critical health services.

At Special Olympics competitions and sponsored events, athletes receive a variety of health services through Healthy Athletes clinics conducted in a welcoming, fun environment.

Healthy Athletes Disciplines

  • Fit Feet (Podiatry)
  • Special Smiles (Dentistry)
  • Opening Eyes (Vision)
  • Healthy Hearing (Audiology)
  • Health Promotions (Nutrition, Smoking Cessation, Sun Safety)
  • FUN Fitness (Physical Therapy)

Patrick Nunen DPM, Committee Chair