Adapted Physical Activity in Sports and Recreation, 10 cr - PHY013AS3A
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After having completed this course of attained an equivalent competence level, the student:
- Understands the special needs in coaching para-athletes.
- Understands the meaning of collaboration between specialists.
- Knows the principles of classification.
- Is able to plan environments with accessibility and knows the principles of using different kinds of equipment for adapted physical activity.
- Is able to plan recreational projects with accessibility.
• Coaching skills of a para-athlete
• Co-working with specialists
• Performance and classification
• Recreational sports
• Equipment for adapted physical activity
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Starting level and linkage with other courses
To participate in APA courses in the EUDAPA program, you need to have basic knowledge of Adapted Physical Activity. This means you should have completed some basic studies in the fields of physical activity and sports, or health care and social welfare. It is also required to have completed some APA studies (minimum five credits).
If you don't have any APA studies, you can enroll in the Haaga-Helia online course PHY005AS2A "Soveltava liikunta," worth 5 credits.
If needed, please contact the responsible teacher to gain a better understanding of the prior requirements.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student knows the principles of para-sports and understands the meaning of collaboration between specialists.
The student knows the concept of the accessibility and knows what kind of equipment there is for adapted physical activity.
The student can, with assistance, make a goal-oriented coaching plan for para-athlete or plan a recreational project with accessibility based on theory.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student shows a good knowledge in the principles of para-sports and in collaboration between specialists.
The student shows good knowledge in the concept of accessibility and is able to adapt it into practice. Student can independently find good assistant equipment by involving clients.
The student can independently make a goal-oriented coaching plan for a para-athlete or plan a recreational project with accessibility based on theory and good practices.
The student shows some co-operation with other specialists.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student shows excellent knowledge in the principles of para-sports and in collaboration between specialists.
The student shows excellent knowledge in the concept of the accessibility and is able to adapt it into practice. Student can independently find good assistant equipment and innovate new ones, also by involving clients.
The student can independently make a goal-oriented and innovative coaching plan for a para-athlete or plan a recreational project with accessibility based on theory and good practices. She/he critically analyzes and justifies the means and methods.
The student works with other specialists fluently and can reflect his/her work and develop actions based on reflection.