Specialization Adapted Physical Education I

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΗ:Προσαρμοσμένη Φυσική Αγωγή Ι / Specialization Adapted Physical Education I
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000585

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΓΚ3200 Issues on Special Education
  • ΙΑ2900 Exercise for individuals with chronic diseases
  • ΓΚ3900 Pedagogical Psychology
  • ΓΚ4100 Motor Development
  • ΓΚ4700 Inclusive Programs in Physical Education Classes
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: 1. To redefine the respect and acceptance they have for people with disabilities as well as their human rights. 2. Demonstrate a positive attitude towards disability, physical education and sports. 3. To judge the athletic achievements of athletes with disabilities participating in the Paralympic Games. 4. To summarize the aims and objectives of the course through the writing of a Personalized Educational Program according to the needs and interests of the child. 5. To strengthen their ability to encourage the enjoyment of motor activities and to motivate the participation of athletes with disabilities in high sports. 6. To gain knowledge on how they can improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, through recreational activities.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to Disability: Historical development - Basic concepts - active lifestyles - philosophical concepts - legislation - disability models 2. Adapted Physical Education / Activity: Historical evolution of PFA - Definitions - Basic concepts - theory of Adaptation 3. Sport and Disability: Historical Development - International Sports Organizations - Federations - Paralympic Committees - Paralympic Games - Paralympic sports 4. Integration / socialization and change of attitudes: Attitudes and attitudes towards disability and sports 5. Motor Development: Acquisition of Motor Skills -Importance of the Development of Motor Skills -Motor Skills and Motor Models -Motion Categories - Environmental Factors Affecting the Acquisition of Motor Skills - Nature of Basic Skills - Levels of Skills Learning 6. Individual differences: Motor disability - Spinal cord injuries: basic concepts, motor characteristics, adaptations of the Physical Education course of games and activities - Wheelchairs 7. Individual Differences - Mental Disability: nature and concept, Definition-etiology, Labeling, Down Syndrome - atlantoaxial instability - educational classification - Kinetic development - exercise analysis - repetition - generalization - developmental tests - Special Olympics - sports skills program 8. Individual differences- Sensory disorders: basic concepts- motor characteristics- lesson adjustments- adjustments of games and activities 9. Individual differences - Cerebral Palsy: basic concepts - motor characteristics - lesson adaptations - adaptations of games and activities. 10. Individual differences - Amputation: basic concepts - motor characteristics - prosthetic limbs - course adaptations - sports adaptations - games and activities. 11. Custom Dance Dance therapy: differentiation between custom dance and dance therapy- Custom Swimming: Differentiation between Therapeutic Swimming / Hydrotherapy and Custom Swimming - Teaching Models - Custom Swimming Principles - Swimming as a Paralympic Sport 12. Adjustments for infants, toddlers and children with developmental disorders 13. Physiological and pathological posture of the body: lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis etc.
Adapted Physical Education, attitudes, disability, Paralympic sports, Individual differences, disabilities, special educational needs
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work1044
Reading Assigment522
Student Assessment
final exams, oral presantation
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Προσαρμοσμένη Φυσική Δραστηριότητα Αναψυχή και Σπορ ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ 13256693 Sherrill. C. (2012). BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD,AΘΗΝΑ 2. ΠΑΡΑΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΣΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ:ΧΡΙΣΤΙΝΑ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΝΟΥ. (2019).COPY CITY. ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ
Additional bibliography for study
1. ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ ΧΡΟΝΙΕΣ ΠΑΘΗΣΕΙΣ & ΑΝΑΠΗΡΙΕΣ. 13256631 S.DUSTINE G. MOORE (2005). BROKEN HILL PUBLISHERS LTD. ΑΘΗΝΑ 2. ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΙΔΑΓΩΓΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΩΝ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑΣ 16655 HILLENBRAND CLEMENS.Γ. ΠΑΡΙΚΟΣ & ΣΙΑ ΕΕ (2010).ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗ 3. Winnick, J.P., Porretta, D,L. (2017). Adapted Physical Education and Sport. Human Kinetics. Sixth Edition. 4. Fitzgerald, H. (2009). Disability and youth sports. Routledge Pub. 5. Tolfrey, V.G. (2010). Wheelchair Sport: A complete guide for athletes, coaches and teachers. Human Kinetics Pub. 6. Davis, A. (2012). Physical Activities In the Wheelchair and Out: An Illustrated Guide to Personalizing Participation. Human Kinetics Pub. 7. Block, M. (2007). T teacher’s guide to including students with disabilities in general Physical Education. Paul. H. Brooks Pub. 8. De Pauw, C & Gavron, S. (2005). Disability sport. Human Kinetics Pub. Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά: 1. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly 2. Palestra 3. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity 4. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport 5. European Journal of Special needs Education 6. International Journal of Special Education 7. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 8. Journal of Human Movement Studies 9. Perceptual and Motor Skills 10. Motor Control
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