Adapted Physical Activity: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
Prerequisite: KNES370; or students not in the Kinesiology major may contact the instructor for permission. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 75 credits. Credit only granted for: KNES498L or KNES334. Formerly: KNES498L. Study of the field of adapted physical activity and its impact on the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. Students will design an adapted physical activity program proposal and develop the skills needed to empower people with disabilities to participate in physical activity and sports programs. Students will explore their own perceptions towards disability and how people with disabilities are portrayed in our society. They will study the etiology of disabling conditions and the implications for participating in physical activity.