The International Master of Adapted Physical Activity programme explores the social, pedagogical and technical aspects of physical activity, adapted to the needs of persons with a disability.
Given the wide area of adapted physical activity applied in various countries, graduates will obtain a broad set of tools with which to implement and evaluate the impact of health, sports and leisure on persons with a disability.
The International Master of Adapted Physical Activity is a two year comprehensive programme. The first academic year takes place at KU Leuven (Belgium), in the second year you will follow the first semester at the Palacky University of Olomouc (Czech Republic).
The second semester of the second year will be completed at a partner university based on both the interests and specialization areas of the student.
Each year, international expert academics and professionals are invited to conduct teaching and research assignments. The programme promotes the exchange of ideas between professionals and future practitioners from around the world. The multicultural aspects of the master's programme are a valuable asset
The International Master Programme of Adapted Physical Activity (IMAPA) aims to provide state-of-the-art research and teaching methodology in adapted physical activity (APA) and the social, pedagogical, and technical aspects of physical activity adapted to the needs of persons with a disability.
The programme combines the expertise of a number of universities throughout the EU and the world, and offers students comprehensive training and expert knowledge in the many aspects of adapted physical activity. The programme promotes the exchange of ideas between professionals and future practitioners from around the world.
Graduates who successfully completed the Master’s programme will have acquired the scientific knowledge and critical insights to develop and bring the field of adapted physical activity forward in different national settings.
Graduates will have gained sufficient research competence to work in research settings, and prepared to developed the skills to design innovative research questions in adapted physical activity and to report on scientific findings. Overall, they will have an internationally-oriented spirit and seek out multicultural collaboration.
Graduates will be aware of the need of a professional structure and certification in adapted physical activity and have gained the skills to become leaders in their field and take this agenda forward.
The International Master in Adapted Physical Activity (EMMAPA) programme is offered at KU Leuven.
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Basic and Introductory
IMAPA is a flexible programme, allowing students to custom design the content of their curriculum depending on the competences they wish to acquire. Students can follow the entire programme as KU Leuven students, or fit a number of selected courses within their home university programme, while remaining registered at their home university.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.
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The minimum requirement for enrolment in the Master Course is a possession of one of the following diplomas:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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