The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) Department of Sports Science and Physical Education has organised the Jockey Club “Sports without Limits” Youth Empowerment Programme (the Programme), funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. In its recent collaboration with the Global Schools programme initiated by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ SDSN (SDSN Hong Kong), the Programme offers eight free online professional training courses to educators and students on adapted physical activity (APA) in Hong Kong and beyond. The first course, “Individualised Teaching in a Group Adapted Physical Education Class”, is now open for registration.
The Programme provides professional training courses which are well received by the local participating schools. This year, the Programme has consolidated these courses into eight free online professional training courses on APA so as to attract more beneficiaries. Participants can gain knowledge and master the skills of planning, designing and implementing APA through pre-recorded lecture videos and reading materials. The courses cover designing APA in group settings, introducing sitting volleyball and goalball into schools, using STEP as a tool to integrate APA theory into practice, and designing and delivering home-based physical fitness training. All courses are taught by experts from the USA, UK, Finland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.
In collaboration with Global Schools, the courses will be promoted to overseas schools for global educators, teachers, practitioners and students who are interested in APA. The courses are certified by the UNESCO Chair on Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities through Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation, Munster Technological University, Ireland; and various overseas APA organisations, including the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA) and the Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE). Participants are welcome to enroll for any courses they are interested in, and will receive a training certificate after completing a course and fulfilling the assessment requirements.
IFAPA President Elect and Principal Investigator of the Programme Professor Cindy Hui Ping SIT remarked, “The Jockey Club ‘Sports without Limits’ Youth Empowerment Programme has offered various professional training courses to promote professional development of teachers, and has benefited more than 500 teachers and their students as beneficiaries over the past three years. The Programme team hopes that more local and overseas educators can benefit by attending professional training that assists them in promoting APA at school and in communities, and encourages them to join hands in achieving the concept of ‘Sports without Limits’ as an ultimate goal.”
The registration details for the remaining seven courses will be provided in due course. To find out more about the course details, please visit https://sportswithoutlimits.hk/en/professional-training.