Learning and Development

As leaders in Adapted Physical Activity, we provide learning opportunities for a wide range of professionals --- teachers, recreational providers, fitness professionals, physical activity leaders, coaches and students who have the opportunity to teach or coach individuals living with impairment. We believe that sharing our insights and perspective can provoke new ways of thinking, spark discussion and inspire action. We are happy to tailor training to meet individual needs.

Potential topic areas include:

  • General
    • overview of Adapted Physical Activity principles
    • Adapted Physical Activity theory and philosophy
    • principles of universal design
    • overview of adapted equipment and accessible fitness equipment recommendations
    • built environment accessibility recommendations
    • engaging the community to create inclusive playgrounds
  • Inclusive instruction
    • strategies for activity and environment modifications
    • how to structure inclusive group exercise
    • contraindications to exercise
    • creating inclusive summer camps for children and youth
    • adaptive assessments and exercise program design
    • creating inclusive play programs
    • developing inclusive play strategies for the playground
  • Athlete development and Para sport

Education and training services are available upon request. Please email Carrie Millar, community impact coordinator at tsccic@ualberta.ca for more information.