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 ).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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