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Peter Aufsesser

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Peter Aufsesser

Founder and Director, Fitness Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities
San Diego State University
physical activity for the disabled
rehabilitation services for disabled patients


Peter Aufsesser is founder and director of the Fitness Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities at SDSU and a professor of exercise and nutritional sciences. The fitness clinic helps people with both temporary and permanent physical disabilities to improve their flexibility, strength, endurance and overall health. More than 600 clients with physical disabilities have benefited from the low-cost fitness services, and more than 1,600 SDSU students have benefited from hands-on experience working with people with disabilities. Aufsesser came to San Diego State in 1975 as a professor of physical education in the exercise and nutritional sciences department. In 1983, he started the clinic, and it became self-supporting in 1986. Aufsesser earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Springfield College and an Ed.M. in physical education from SUNY at Buffalo. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in adapted physical education, with minors in special education and human development, from the University of Maryland.

ENS 310
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego  California  92182
United States
Office Phone: 
(619) 594-1917, (619) 594-2017
Office Fax: 
(619) 594-6553


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