Module Title:Adapted Physical Activity
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in a one-hour lecture and one two-hour practical per week. The theory class will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, case studies, presentations and guest lectures where appropriate. Practical work will involve demonstration, planning, implementing and evaluating practical adapted physical activity sessions for people with a range of disabilities (e.g. physical, intellectual, visual etc).
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of Adapted Physical Activity and the knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate physical activity sessions for people with disabilities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand and explain the various terms, principles, models, barriers and laws related to disability, adapted physical activity and sport
LO2 Plan, implement and evaluate sport and recreational adapted physical activity sessions for people with disabilities
LO3 Explain the pathophysiology and associated conditions of a broad range of disabilities and understand their implications for physical activity and sport
LO4 Develop communication skills for working with and coaching people with disabilities
LO5 Explore the opportunities available for people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity (for example through Paralympics, Special Olympics, National Governing Bodies of Sport, etc.)
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Adapted Physical Activity
Historical and European perspectives of APA. Principles and models of adaptation and inclusion. Disability Awareness. Physical, psychological and social benefits of sport and physical activity for people with a disability.
Programme Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Models of programme design in APA. Reflective Practice and evaluation. Effective communication.
Pathophysiology and implications for sport and exercise
Physiological implications of exercise on people with a range of disabilities (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, head injury, muscular dystrophy, dyspraxia, physical disabilities and sensory impairments) and reflection of this in programme planning and implementation.
Disability Sport and Exercise
Examination of sport structures and provision for disability sport. Classification systems for competition.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The continuous assessment strategy may incorporate essays, presentations, reflective logs, case studies and written reports. 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical assessment on the planning, delivery and evaluation of a practical session 2,4 50.00 End-of-Semester
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.50
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 105.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 3 Mandatory