The faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation of the University of Alberta is offering the Adapted Physical Activity Graduate Certificate. Using a disability-affirming approach to enhance skilled practice and reflexive learning, this course is oriented to gain advanced critical thinking skills, reflect on taken-for-granted practices and assumptions and explore practice-oriented tools and knowledge understanding disability.

The content of the course includes:

  • Critical survey of key topics in Adapted Physical Activity
  • Program Evaluation & Assessment
  • Being a Reflexive Practitioner
  • Accessible Design for APA
  • Instructional Approaches & Programming Models
  • Coaching Athletes Experiencing Disability
  • Integrating Disability Perspectives into APA Practice
  • Trauma-informed practice

The graduate certificate is composed of 4 courses and a total of 12 credits delivered online, without an in-class component.

This certificate is about reducing barriers, inhibitors, and constraints, and advocating access to active lifestyles and sports, by supporting facilitators and affordances that will promote innovative and cooperative service delivery, provide support as needed, and empower individuals. In addition, this certificate may be applied to a course-based master’s degree in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.

The program will begin in Fall 2022.

Applications are now open.

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