About

Adapted Physical Activity & Parasport Development Experts

Who We Are 

The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement is an expert in Adapted Physical Activity and Parasport development, annually serving more than 1000 children and adults experiencing disabilities and training more than 250 students. As part of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta, the Centre’s strong research and education focus allow it to deliver innovative programs and to share proven expertise with community fitness and sport leaders across Alberta. 

Our Mission

  • Inspire individual achievement in Adapted Physical Activity and Parasport by conducting and applying
    innovative research, widely sharing expert knowledge and delivering highly successful programs for
    individuals experiencing disability.

Our Principles

  • Living with an impairment is best understood by those living with an impairment
  • Adapted Physical Activity and Parasport development should be accessible by all who choose to participate
  • Innovation is our expectation
  • Our decisions and approaches are informed by research, and our work informs our research
  • More can be accomplished in partnership than alone
  • Meaningful inclusion requires communities and individuals informed about the possibilities

Adapted Physical Activity & Parasport Development Experts

The Steadward Centre is an expert in Adapted Physical Activity and Parasport Development, annually serving more than 1000 children and adults experiencing disability and training more than 250 students. As part of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta, the Centre's strong research and education focus allow it to deliver innovative programs and to share proven expertise with community fitness and sport leaders across Alberta.

In  2016, The Steadward Centre opened a brand new facility with 17,000 square feet of space for Adapted Physical Activity and Para-sport development programs. Check out some pictures of The Steadward Centre below!