Master's degree in Preventive and Adapted Exercise Science

Adapted sport activity

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Name of lecturer
Donatella Donati
Donatella Donati
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MOTORIE 1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Jan 24, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills for planning and for the management of adapted sports activity programs, into the ecological and systemic framework given by the bio-psycho-social model, proposed by the ICF.


• historical notes on sports adapted in Italy and in the world;
• ICF classification;
• ONU convention on the rights of persons with disabilities;
• Sport for people with disabilities in Italy;
• Different types of disabilities;
• Paralympic sports disciplines for people with disabilities: physical, sensorial, intellectual.
• Sport Classification of the athlete with disability;
• Special Olympics and sports for people with intellectual and relational disabilities;
• Sports, leisure activity and quality of life
• Exercises: conducting and designing adapted motor and sports activities aimed at people with disabilities in individual and collective contexts, including school;
• exercises with disabled athletes: IPC Para Powerlifting, Baskin
• exercises for conducting activities with hypo-blind people
• critical analysis of movies.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
KASSER S.L. Inclusive games Human Kinetics 1992
Carraro A., Lanza M. Insegnare/apprendere in Educazione Fisica (Edizione 1) Armando editore 2004 88-8358-535-6
Buratto L., Sato G., Donati D., Bertinato L. Occhio e sport FGE Fabiano 2014 9788897929284
A. Broglia Guiggi (a cura di) Strumenti aziendali e leve strategiche per la promozione delle attività sportive a servizio della disabilità Giappichelli 2012 8834827805

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

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