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International Master in Adapted Physical Activity

Welcome

The International Master Programme in Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) is a 2 year (120 credits) Master’s programme in partnership between the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium), the University of Olomouc (UP; Czech Republic), and a number of associate partners across Europe. IMAPA aims to provide state-of-the-art research and teaching methodology in adapted physical activity and the social, pedagogical, and technical aspects of physical activity adapted to the needs of persons with a disability.

Objectives of the Master's Programme

The objective of the master's programme is to combine the competencies of a number of European universities in order to offer the students a comprehensive training and adequate knowledge in the many aspects of Adapted Physical Activity (APA).

  1. To educate competent and critical professionals, who are able to design and evaluate adapted physical activity programs using an evidence-based approach. The course will provide the competencies to work in 3 professional areas: education (special needs schools), rehabilitation (late stage), and sports settings (competitive and recreational). It caters for working with individuals with a variety of disabilities both physical and mental across the life-span.
  2. To educate people to participate in research to advance the field of APA . The course offers basic scientific skills which will enable graduates to pursue an academic career or undertake further research or doctoral study.
  3. To educate people in identifying APA needs in different countries and seek out multicultural collaboration to enhance the opportunities for people with a disability.

How is the programme organized?

The program is organised in partnership between the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium), the University of Olomouc (UP; Czech Republic), and a number of associate partners across Europe.