Adapted physical activity

liepr1027  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Adapted physical activity
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
Concepts of adapted physical activity (therapy, special physical education, adapted sports) and specific aims, national and international organisations, the paralympic movement, the medical and functional classification systems, special aids and adaptations in adapted sports, paralympic sports and other adapted physical activities. Practice: - Wheelchair handling - Sports for persons with physical disabilities (wheelchair sports) - Sports for persons with sensory disabilities (blind and bad-sighted) - Sports for persons with intellectual disabilities

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course the succesful student will possess the theoretical knowledge and the practical competence to organise and supervise adapted physical activities to persons with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities. He/she will be able to define pertinent objectives depending on the functional capacities of these target populations. He/she will dispose of a large range of adapted physical activities on which to found his/her intervention.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Adapted physical activities for leisure and competition ; theory, works in groups and practice.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Auditorium teaching / reversed teaching and practical sessions.
Other information
Pre-requisite Psychomotor skills Evaluation Written or oral examination, continuous evaluation, personal work Support Reference books & course slides Supervision Titular professor, technical advisors and/or assistants, possibly aided by student assistants Others
Online resources
Teaching materials
  • diaporama du cours sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education