Adapted Physical Activity 1

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Adapted Physical Activity 1

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to the area of adapted physical activity. The module will focus on students perception of disability and the theories associated with the disability movement. Students will examine legislation and policies, their impact on physical activity participation, as well as the history of sports participation for people with disabilities. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Critique societal perceptions of disability
    2. Describe the different models of disability and how they impact on physical activity participation
    3. Examine existing legislation and policies in Ireland and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities, with specific reference to physical activity/sport participation
    4. Recognise the importance of adaptation variables when delivering physical activity programmes for people with disabilities
    5. Describe the history of the disability sport movement
    6. Demonstrate the following transferable skills: oral and written communication skills; intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis and problem solving; independent learning and group work skills.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.