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Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity

The BSc (Hons) in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity offers prospective students the opportunity to study health, adapted physical activity (APA), adapted physical education (APE) and sport in a degree programme which focuses particularly on the provision of opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as for the population in general.

This degree programme provides students with a specialist skill set which includes, comprehensive knowledge, skills and competencies to operate as APA practitioners, aquatic and outdoor instructors, personal trainers, development officers, and policy-makers in the disability sector. In recent years, government sport and health policy has focused on increasing choice and opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. This course aims to develop the professional skills to achieve this change.

MTU is recognised internationally as one of the leading centres in the world for inclusion education and APA. This programme aims to develop the learner so that on completion of the BSc (Honours) degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply a specialist knowledge of health studies, exercise science, activity leadership, physical education, youth development studies, sports development, sports psychology, coaching, leisure marketing, disability studies and relevant work experience, in the health, fitness, recreation, education sectors
  • Practice in context, knowledge and skills in either education in aquatics or outdoor and experiential learning or massage therapies
  • Articulate an in-depth understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to safe and effective practice in health-related fitness and in inclusive and adapted physical activity
  • Critically analyse and evaluate relevant knowledge in health-related fitness and in inclusive and adapted physical activity settings and interventions
  • Facilitate the achievement of optimal physical functioning and capacity of individuals using a biopsychosocial model
  • Provide and manage interventions that incorporate knowledge from the diverse areas within the course
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge to adopt systematic approaches to health-related fitness and in inclusive and adapted physical activity based on best available evidence.

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