Module Overview

Applied Adapted Physical Activity

The purpose of this module is to provide a detailed insight into different adapted physical activity development approaches. It will allow a comparative insight into the different types of disability encountered and strategies to make physical activity accessible to all. There is a strong practical element requiring students to design, deliver and evaluate adapted activity programmes.

Module Code

SMCO H4022

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Policy & Process

Models of DisabilityMedical v’s Social Model – International Classification of FunctioningEU and Irish Disability Legislation Advocacy

Programme and Curriculum Planning

Models of Inclusion for PEAdapting activities – key principlesBehaviour Management & Modification Assessment of clients – Motor Assessment / Physical AssessmentGeneral Programme Evaluation

Individual Education Programmes

Needs AnalysisDesign Implementation

Specific Conditions – Key Coaching Points for:

Sensory Impairments Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida & Muscular Dystrophy Spinal Impairments Autism Exercise Induced Asthma Diabetes

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)25