Become A Clinical Director

Special Olympics Colorado’s Inclusive Health department plays an integral role in the health of athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the state of Colorado. Through Healthy Athletes, screenings in 8 different disciplines provide athletes with opportunities to learn about, improve, and advocate for their health.

Special Olympics Colorado health screenings are led by trained Clinical Directors, and day of clinical volunteers that donate their time to provide health services and education to Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

What is a Clinical Director?

Special Olympics Clinical Directors are volunteer health professionals who are responsible for working with their local Special Olympics Program and other volunteer health professionals in holding local Healthy Athletes events. Clinical Directors with Special Olympics Colorado will volunteer at 1-2 events a year throughout the state. Clinical Directors will mainly assist with day of coordination and set up of our Healthy Athletes events and sometimes also assist with volunteer recruitment prior to the event. Note: this opportunity is only for licensed health professionals. Students in health fields should continue to volunteer and our hope is that you become Clinical Directors once you are licensed.

What are the steps to becoming a Clinical Director?

Step #1

Volunteer with Special Olympics Colorado at one or more of our Healthy Athletes offerings throughout the year.

Already volunteered? Great! Interested in being a Clinical Director? Please complete the Clinical Director Interest Form by clicking here.

After receiving your interest form, you will be contacted by Jena Twete to receive follow up information and information on the necessary materials that she will have to submit to Special Olympics International.

Step #2
Become Approved for Training

Clinical Directors will either be approved for Fully Online Training or Blended Training (online and in person at an event). This is up to the discretion of Special Olympics International on what type of training you are approved for.

Step #3
Complete Training

Complete online modules (and possibly attend an in person screening) to officially become a Clinical Director.

Step #4
Run a Health Screening