ALPs Reach New Heights at CTS

As part of Special Olympics’ Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs), ALPs University is a systematic program of leadership training for Special Olympics athletes who are interested in expanding their role within the organization. ALPs University is the world’s only Special Olympics training program organized around a university-style education structure. Athletes earn credits for attending ALPs University training classes and graduate with certificates designating their expertise in specific ALPs initiatives. ALPs University certification is recognized at both state and international levels of Special Olympics. Students and graduates of ALPs University work with state, area and local programs to promote, support and improve Special Olympics in Indiana.

ALPs University at Christian Theological Seminary has grown into one of the most respected and popular non-athletic programs of Special Olympics Indiana. Participating athlete students enjoy the collegiate setting, and ALPs instructors appreciate the comfortable and well equipped classrooms.

This is the tenth year of athlete leadership for Special Olympics Indiana, and the organization featured the best of its cutting-edge program. Over 100 Special Olympics athletes and their helpers were on-campus to learn more about public speaking, coaching, technology, and governance. ALPS University also hosted a work group from around the country that came to see ‘the best’ in operation, and to develop strategies on how to promote this program throughout North America.

Registration began at noon on Friday April 11, followed by a group meeting in the auditorium and class room sessions.

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