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Athletic opportunity for all.

The mission of the Clemson Adaptive Sports and Recreation Lab is to provide evidence that:

  • Informs decisions about adaptive sport programming
  • Enhances outcomes associated with involvement in those programs

Our lab members implement high-quality adaptive sport programming and conduct applied research, locally, nationally and internationally, that addresses issues faced by:

  • Adaptive sport and recreation managers
  • Front-line service providers
  • Educators
  • Policy officials
  • Participants

Lab Faculty


Scarlett Lawhorne competing in archery at SEWSA Games in 2019.




The Clemson University Wheelchair Tennis Team.

Wheelchair Tennis


Wheelchair tennis introduced as Clemson’s first adaptive sports team

The Clemson University Wheelchair Tennis Team. Clemson University has introduced wheelchair tennis as its first adaptive sports team, making it one of only a few across the U.S. Faculty working in recreational therapy and a student formed the team, which has already competed in collegiate tennis matches.

Those same faculty members are actively recruiting in an effort to grow the team and eventually begin more adaptive sports programs at Clemson. Meet the team!

Upcoming Events


TIGERS Advocates Training Session

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Psychology Club

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Tigers Advance Trailblazers Program

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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