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EMMAPA: Master Scholarships 2011 in Adapted Physical Activity

The Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity – EMMAPA, is a postgraduate university program, providing a state –of-the-art on research and teaching methodology in Adapted Physical activity (APA); and the social, pedagogical and technical aspects of physical activity, adapted to the needs of the persons with a disability.

Objectives of the Master’s Programme

The objective of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity program is to combine the competencies of a number of European and non -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 peoplewith a disability.

How is the programme organized?

The program is organised within the following universities, that are forming the EMMAPA Master Consortium:

  • Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium
  • University of Limerick (UL), Ireland
  • Palacky University Olomouc (UP), Czech Republic
  • The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education / Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NUSPE/NSSS), Norway
  • The University of Virginia (UV), USA
  • The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
  • University of Stellenbosch (US), South Africa

The Master course has a duration of two years, consists in total of 120 ECTS and the official language of instruction is English.

Associate partners (not part of the Consortium) are: The Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (Israel); The University of Beijing (China); The Josef Pilsudski University Warsaw (Poland); The Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education (Lithuania); The National Sports Academy Sofia (Bulgaria), The Steadward centre (Canada); The University of Sunshine cost (Australia); The University of Michigan (USA); Sao Paolo University (Brazil).

Scholarships Deadline 31 January 2011


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