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EXSS4109: Physical Activity and Sport for Disability

2024 unit information

This unit will provide students with an opportunity to develop an critical understanding of the role of physical activity, exercise, and sport for the health of persons with disability. Students will examine in detail the barriers, purpose and benefits of sport and activity in persons with disability, how to modify exercise and employ technology to enhance exercise effectiveness, learn about the sporting options and organisations available for various disabilities and the classification process for competitive disability sport. The entire unit will be largely interactive and will encourage students to discuss, critically evaluate the evidence, and work with persons with disability where feasible in practicals and tutorials

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Movement Sciences

Code EXSS4109
Academic unit Movement Sciences
Credit points 6
A minimum of 90 credit points
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the well-being promoting properties of physically activity, exercise and sport in persons with disability for optimisation of and maintenance of functional ability, mental well-being, and independence.
  • LO2. Understand the disability sporting and activity pathways within NSW, the different categories of disabilities for sport.
  • LO3. Contrast the medical model of disability to the social model and how each of these shapes the approach of health professions towards people with impairments.
  • LO4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the range of physical activities available for exercise in persons with disability, i.e. life style activities, as well as recreational, competitive, and elite sport.
  • LO5. Evaluate the potential role of sport, not just in the physical, but also the psychological and social rehabilitation, of patients/people with impairments.
  • LO6. Select appropriate physical activity and fitness measurements for persons with a disability and justify the limitations of each method for individuals with a range of disabilities.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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